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Eastern Florida State College Shooting: Man shot on Palm Bay campus

4:35 PM, Jan 30, 2014   |    comments
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PALM BAY, FL (Florida Today) - Authorities say a man in his 20s was critically wounded after a fight that led to a shooting on the Palm Bay Campus of Eastern Florida State College. Police are on scene and the campus is on lockdown - the situation is contained.

Two men were beating up a third on Thursday afternoon, according to Palm Bay Police Spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez. The man who was being beaten retreated to his car where he grabbed a gun.

According to witnesses, he fired his gun, wounding one person.

SEE ALSO: EFSC shooting may have been self defense

College Spokesman John Glisch said the man was hit in the chest.

The man with the gunshot wound was taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center, according to Brevard County Fire Rescue Spokeswoman Lee Nessel.

Martinez said the shooter was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries he suffered during the fight. The third man is being questioned by police.

All classes have been canceled for the rest of the day. Palm Bay police crime scene technicians and detectives are still in the parking lot.

Martinez didn't know whether the men were students, or what they were fighting about

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