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3 dead, 3 hurt in GA. shooting; professor sought

Associated Press - April 25, 2009 6:03 PM ET

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The University of Georgia is describing him as a professor with an impeccable record.

Police are searching for marketing professor George Zinkhan after a shooting that left three dead and three more injured at a community theater near the school. Police say the three who were hurt may have been hit by ricocheting bullets.

A university spokesman says Zinkhan is "a respected professor on campus."

Authorities do not know what triggered the shootings, and it's not immediately clear if any students or faculty are among the victims.

They say Zinkhan "was associated in some manner with at least 1 of the victims."

The university issued an alert as a precaution. In a statement, University of Georgia President Michael Adams said the university community is shocked and saddened by the killings.

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