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3 people killed in shooting

Three people were slain in shootings at a community theater near the University of Georgia on Saturday, according to CNN.

Athens-Clarke County coroner Sonny Wilson said the three people were shot off campus around 12:30 p.m. Saturday. There were no other immediate details, according to StarTribune.

Authorities are searching for George Zinkhan, a professor in the department of marketing and distribution at the Terry College of Business, in association with the killings, CNN reported.

The Athens-Clarke County police are investigating the events and the campus police are assisting, CNN reported.

The news has spread throughout the school in Athens, about 70 miles east of Atlanta, StarTribune reported.

"The University community is shocked and saddened at this tragic event," University of Georgia President Michael F. Adams, said in a written statement and CNN reported. "Our first thoughts are for safety of the university community and for prompt apprehension of the person responsible. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of all those who have been affected."