Clark Atlanta student in ICU after off-campus shooting


Highlights

Craig Burns, 22, was in an altercation with the shooter Thursday, school officials said.

After that altercation, the shooter entered Burns’ off-campus residence on Beckwith Street.

Burns was shot in the stomach.

A Clark Atlanta University student was critically injured in a shooting at a residence near school, the university said.

According to Atlanta police and the university, 22-year-old Craig Burns was in an altercation with the shooter Thursday.

“Following the altercation, Burns returned to his room where the shooting occurred,” the university told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Officers responded to the scene in the 800 block of Beckwith Street just before 12:20 a.m. Friday, Atlanta police Officer Stephanie Brown said.

Burns was rushed to surgery at Grady Memorial Hospital with a stomach wound.

He is currently in intensive care, the university said. A Clark Atlanta representative is at the hospital with Burns, whose family is headed to Atlanta from Indiana.

“Our greatest concern, at this moment, is Mr. Burns’ full recovery,” the university said in a statement. “Our hearts are hurting and we ask that everyone in the CAU campus community join us in prayers for his restoration and healing, and for his family and friends as well.”

No one has been arrested in connection with the shooting.

Anyone with information about the altercation or the shooting is asked to call Atlanta police at 404-546-4236.

Tipsters can also remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting crimestoppersatlanta.org.

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