They investigate a shooting at a Georgia university that caused 1 death and 7 injuries

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A mass shooting occurred in the early hours of Saturday left one person dead and seven others injured in Fort Valley, Georgiathe state Bureau of Investigation said Saturday.

The incident occurred at an off-campus party near Fort Valley State University, authorities said.

“Our thoughts are with the students and their families as they recover,” the university said in a statement Saturday.

The person who died in the shooting he was not a Fort Valley State University student, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said early Saturday morning. But the school said several students were among those injured. The seven victims are all in stable condition, according to the bureau.

Authorities are investigating the motives for shooting and they have explained that the wounded are not in a serious situation and that they were transferred to nearby medical centers.

Local media reported that the Peach County Coroner, Kerry rooks, identified the murdered person as Tyler French, 27, of Byron. According to Rooks, French died around 3 a.m. Saturday.

Authorities have not identified the suspects of the shooting and they are asking for help with anonymous leads to locate them.

The educational center ad the cancellation of several of the activities planned during the weekend.

Fort Valley, with about 2,300 students, is a historic African-American university founded in 1895 and located about 100 miles south of Atlanta.

According to data from Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit database that tracks gun violence nationwide, There have been 578 mass shootings in 2021 to date. The nonprofit group ranks the mass shootings as an incident in which four or more people have been shot and / or killed in a single event not including the shooter.

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