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South Carolina State player killed in campus shooting

Photo: South Carolina State Athletics

On Friday afternoon there was a tragic shooting on another college campus, this time claiming the life of a football player. Brandon Robinson, a linebacker and defensive end for South Carolina State, was the victim of a shooting incident outside a campus dorm. According to a statement released by South Carolina State, Robinson was rushed to a nearby hospital and was later pronounced dead.

“We are at loss for words right now,” said South Carolina State head coach Buddy Pough. “The entire university and our athletic family are grieving right now and our hearts are heavy. Our deepest condolences go out to the Robinson family.”

Robinson played in four games this past season and was an industrial engineering major.

“Brandon was a fine young man who was paying his way through college,” Poug continued in the statement. “All he wanted to do was play football for the university. It’s a tragic situation, one from which we all must learn.”

According to reports, authorities have arrested and charged the shooter, Justin Bernard Singleton. The arrest was made Saturday morning and Singleton was charged with murder.

(Photo: South Carolina State Athletics)

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10 Responses to “South Carolina State player killed in campus shooting”
  1. dhardy8207 says: Jan 25, 2014 1:40 PM

    Extremely sad news here. A young man’s life has ended and no matter the reason another’s
    will never be the same.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and the university as well…

  2. ningenito78 says: Jan 25, 2014 2:12 PM

    This is becoming way way to commonplace. Prayers to the family.

  3. scbaby2013 says: Jan 25, 2014 3:29 PM

    Rest in peace

  4. sclobernocker47 says: Jan 25, 2014 4:07 PM


  5. seanb20124 says: Jan 25, 2014 4:57 PM

    Time for some sensible gun control measures on school property.

  6. soonerbassist says: Jan 25, 2014 5:26 PM

    So sad.

  7. mancave001 says: Jan 25, 2014 6:00 PM

    Yeah seanb, because criminals follow laws.

  8. psly2124 says: Jan 25, 2014 9:24 PM

    Yeah a sensible gun law would be to lock up the criminals in possession of a gun for life. No second chance. Not taking a gun from a law abiding citizen.

  9. louhudson23 says: Jan 26, 2014 4:56 AM

    Sad to hear and condolences to his family. Not to comment on gun laws but, every gun owner,like everyone else,is law abiding right up until the moment when they aren’t. I do not understand this inane and oft repeated mantra ….

  10. manik56 says: Jan 26, 2014 1:33 PM

    Another day in The OB. Tragic and unnecessary.

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