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This is on College Street at main entrance of campus.

The university is not pursuing charges.

Posted: Jan 17, 2019 1:01 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Law enforcement has determined the shooting incident at Mississippi University for Women earlier this month was self-inflicted.

The incident happened on Jan. 4 sometime near 1 p.m. near the north entrance to campus. The campus was placed on immediate lockdown. However, students were still on holiday break at that time.

RELATED: MUW placed on lockdown 

No other injuries were reported.

The university is not pursuing charges.

“We can now confidently say that The W was never in any immediate danger,” said MUW Police Chief Randy Vibrock.

Later that same day, campus police and Columbus police issued a joint statement indicating they were looking into the possibility the shooting was self-inflicted.

The injured person's name was never released.

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