A Savannah State University student was killed in a shooting on campus Thursday night, reportedly after getting into a fight with another man.
Christopher Starks, 22, a former Appalachian State football player who was considered a top athlete, was killed in the attack outside the university's student union, Heavy.com reported
. Starks, known as "Booley Boo," was "just about to drop his first rap album," the site reported. The #RIPBooley hashtag has been used by family and friends on social media to express their sorrow at the young man's death.
Classes at the Savannah, Georgia, university were delayed until 10 a.m. Friday and grief counselors were available for students who needed help handling Starks' death.
Fox reported that the shooting investigation
, in which no arrests have been made, is being handled by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, supported by the campus police. The news organization said Starks was involved in an altercation around 10 p.m. Thursday, and he was the only one injured.
A witness to the shooting, SSU senior Krystal Suptopka, told WTOC
she saw an argument break out between the two men. People crowded around, and Suptopka said one of the men pull a gun.
"As soon as the first gunshot went off, everybody scattered away from where the fight was, and everybody dug down to the ground, and then people started to fully merge outside. But the first thing people did was hit the ground first," she said.
An on-campus vigil honoring Starks was held at noon on Friday.
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