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Brewton-Parker College student killed in shooting

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MOUNT VERNON, GA (WTOC) -

Mount Vernon Police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating a shooting that took the life of a Brewton-Parker College student and injured one other around 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

The Montgomery County Coroner's Office has identified the victim as 20-year-old Stevenson Derival of Decatur, Georgia. 

Police have labeled the death as a homicide, saying the victim died off-campus in the 1100 block of Walker Street. 

GBI officials say there was a party at the residence, involving a confrontation between Derival and the man who shot him. The suspect fled the scene after the shooting. 

Brewton-Parker College posted a statement on Sunday evening concerning the shooting. 

Dear Brewton-Parker Family,

Please pray for the family of Stevenson Derival who passed away early this morning in a tragic off-campus incident. We are all shocked and broken-hearted to see a friend and student whose life held such promise to be cut short in such a devastating way.

May we all seek strength and comfort from the Lord Jesus
who can give us sustaining grace when we face the deepest loss and grief.

Praying with you,

Steve Echols
President - Brewton-Parker College

No one has been taken into custody. Police are asking for the public's help as they work to identify the shooter. 

If anyone has any information regarding this shooting, you are asked to please contact the Mt. Vernon Police Department or GBI Eastman at 478.374.6988.

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