CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - Midterm exams are underway at the Coastal Carolina University campus, but students have more than tests on their minds following a February 26 shooting that left one student dead.
"It really showed us that you're not as safe as you think you are," says senior Jabril Williams.
Nineteen-year-old Anthony Liddell was shot February 26 at a campus housing complex. The suspect, 20-year-old Marquis McDonald of Conway turned himself in 48 hours later and police are calling it an isolated event, but Williams says students are still watching their backs.
"When you go out to Broadway now, you aren't coming home by yourself. You are coming home with three or four of your friends, and I'm now texting people to say did you get home okay," says Williams.
Besides fear, students say sorrow for Liddell's family and friends also remains. A vigil was held to honor the young man and the University offered counseling and says a lot of people took advantage of it shortly after the shooting happened. The university offers counseling nearly 24-hours-a-day seven days-a-week.