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5 sought after 19-year-old killed near FAU

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Boca Raton police say a 19-year-old man was killed after being shot twice at University Park Apartments Tuesday night.

The private apartments are close to the Florida Atlantic University campus and house mostly FAU and Lynn students.

Police said they were actively searching for five persons of interest Tuesday night.

"This is a tragic event. But at this point, we don't believe it was random," Boca Raton police chief Dan Alexander said.

Alexander said at least one witness recognized one of the suspects.

Students were told to stay inside their apartments and lock their doors while police officers with rifles patrolled the campus.

"They thought it was a fight originally. Security came back and kept screaming on the phone to 911 that someone was shot and then cops with huge guns got here. And now we are lockdown," FAU sophomore Kelsie Pitzman said.

"They just said it's for our safety, and we should go inside. Two cops were yelling across the street saying get back in your house, and they were walking around with guns," said Nicole Duncan. 

The lockdown was lifted around 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Police did not release detailed descriptions of the people they are looking for, but said there is an active manhunt. 

The victim's name has not been released.

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