Shorter College — where the alleged shooter had played football and the daughter of victim John Gregory Davis was a student — issued this statement Wednesday:

"The Shorter College community was saddened to learn of yesterday’s tragic events. We are very concerned about those who have been affected, especially the Davis family, and our thoughts and prayers are with them. Campus ministers, Dr. Aaron Werner and Rev. David Roland, met with the family and a group of students last night and are remaining in contact with them. Faculty and staff are providing support for students in classes and other group settings. In addition, our director of student support services is available for students who feel the need to talk with a counselor about this situation."