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Emergency Statement of Incident Report

October 21, 2013

The following incident occurred at approximately 3:07 p.m. on October 21, 2013 in the Leonard E. Dawson Health and Human Resources Center on the campus of Voorhees College. While playing basketball in the gym, a gun dropped out of a student's pocket and one bullet was discharged. Student Jasmine Parker-Gant, a 21-year-old senior from Nashville, Tennessee, was accidentally shot in the chest area by a small-caliber pistol. She is currently receiving medical treatment for her wound at the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, S.C. 

President Sellers said, "It should be noted that this was an accidental shooting, but Voorhees College does not tolerate any weapons on our campus."  

There is a person of interest. More information will be provided as it is made available.