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College shooting may be hate crime

Published 14/04/2015

Police at the home of shooting suspect Kenneth Stancil in Dudley, North Carolina. (AP)
Police at the home of shooting suspect Kenneth Stancil in Dudley, North Carolina. (AP)

Police say they are investigating the fatal shooting of a North Carolina community college worker as a possible hate crime.

Investigators refused to say what hate crime was being investigated. Brent Hood, who was the supervisor of shooting victim Ron Lane, says his employee was gay.

Police said Kenneth Morgan Stancil III entered a campus print shop where he used to work in a work-study programme at Wayne County Community College and fired once with a pistol-grip shotgun, killing Mr Lane, his former supervisor.

The shooting happened yesterday morning. Police said 20-year-old Stancil fled and was captured early today on Daytona Beach in Florida.

School officials said Stancil was dismissed from the work-study programme for too many absences.

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