Delaware State University Shooting Update: 3 People Injured Were Male Non-Students


Though the three people shot at a Delaware State University (DSU) event still remain anonymous, the school disclosed they were all males and not students.

Carlos Holmes, a DSU spokesman, told the Associated Press the three men were taken to Kent General Hospital Saturday night, where they have been in stable condition since. Holmes would not provide any additional information on the victims.

"We can definitely tell you that the three victims were not DSU students," Holmes said. "The event had a lot of guests... a lot of people that came from the surrounding communities and other schools."

The event was an officially recognized cookout hosted by DSU's Greek groups. The three victims were injured in a shooting that took place around 8 p.m. and there were reports of more shots being fired hours later, though no one was reported hurt on that occasion.

DSU responded the night of by advising students who lived on campus to return to their rooms and stay there, while encouraging non-students to leave the premises.

DSU President Harry L. Williams said in a news release Monday the investigation is still active and the shooter is at large. Williams said the campus has been cleared and all classes and events were to go on as scheduled Monday.

"I am pleased with the cooperation of our students and the orderly way in which they followed the direction of University staff, dispersed from the event and returned to their residential halls.  This assisted University officials in ensuring the safety of our students," he said in the statement. "The safety and security of all our students, faculty and staff are a priority and, as such, we are and will continue to do those things to make this a safe environment to study, live, and work. The DSU Police Department remains on full alert and continues to patrol the entire campus. We also have 24 hour identification checks in place and only one entrance open.  Along with our great team of public safety professionals, we believe that the campus and its residents are safe."

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