CONWAY, S.C. -- Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler said Anthony Liddell, 19, the victim of Tuesday night's shooting at an off-campus apartment complex at Coastal Carolina University, was pronounced dead at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center at 8:30 p.m. EST. He added the victim died as a result of at least a single gunshot wound to the chest that caused massive bleeding.
Fowler would not speak as to the total number of bullet wounds Liddell might have sustained.
Thom Berry, spokesman for the State Law Enforcement Division, said Wednesday afternoon regional agents continue interviewing people who were there when the shooting took place to try to piece together what happened and a description of the shooter, who has not been apprehended.
"Everything was processed overnight," he said.
Berry added there is no motive yet as to what led to the shooting.
An incident report stated police were sent to University Place at 7:22 p.m. When they arrived, they found Liddell lying in the parking lot with people around him trying to render aid. Officers called for EMS and the victim was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.
The Coastal Carolina University release said that Department of Public Safety Police Chief David Roper has determined at the time that currently there was no apparent threat to students, faculty or staff, but residence halls were to remain on lockdown through the night.
Classes were held Wednesday as scheduled. The college is holding a candlelight vigil Thursday evening.
University Place was eerily silent late Tuesday as police continued their search for a shooter who forced a campus lockdown.
Liddell was a sophomore who was majoring in sports medicine and hoped to become a physical therapist, said his aunt, Adriane Gillespie Davis. She said he had loved sports since he was a child and in high school played football for the Marlboro County High School Bulldogs, but he also loved basketball and baseball, and still played recreational sports. He was also in National Beta Club, graduating with honors, and she said he never had the issues that many teenagers do.