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Investigators believe Monday's shooting at Paine College may have been drug-related, Sheriff Richard Roundtree said Wednesday during a press conference. 

A witness told deputies the victim, 21-year-old JaJuan Awayness Baker, sold narcotics to the suspected shooter, 20-year-old Xavier Deanthony Cooper, Roundtree said.

Baker was found with a gunshot wound to the head around 1 p.m. on the third floor of Haygood-Holsey Hall, deputies said. 

Roundtree also said Monday's shooting is related to three other shootings - another on-campus shooting that happened Sunday and two shootings Monday on Laurel Street. 

The investigation is ongoing, Roundtree said. The sheriff's office is offering a $2,000 reward for anyone with information on any of the shootings. Anyone with information can call the sheriff's office at 706-821-1020. 

Roundtree said there's no active threat to students on campus. 

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