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chagrin
09-21-2007, 08:21 AM
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http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/09/21/delaware.shooting/index.html

DOVER, Delaware (CNN) -- Police combed the Delaware State University campus on Friday for a man who shot two students, leaving a woman in a "potentially life-threatening" condition, a school spokesman said.

The university was on lockdown after the shootings near the Memorial Hall sports arena, which university police said were reported Friday at 12:54 a.m. ET .

"Until the suspect is apprehended, students, faculty and staff are being directed to remain in their buildings until further notice," a school statement said.

The female student was shot twice; the male was shot once, said spokesman Carlos Holmes. They were taken to Bayhealth Medical Center in Dover, Delaware's capital.

Several law enforcement agencies were aiding the search, he said. Watch police respond after the shootings

Police "are developing some leads," Holmes said. "They seem to be making some progress and we're hoping for an arrest soon."

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Commuter student Eduardo Rivera, 25, of Milford, told The Associated Press that he had considered the campus safe.

"I'm shocked," Rivera told AP Friday as he arrived at the shut-down school. "I don't expect to hear something like this when I'm trying to go to class -- it's weird."

No one is being allowed in or out of campus dormitories while university and city police pursue the suspect, the school statement said. The school houses about 1,700 students.

Police said they planned to interview the victims for more information, according to AP. "We haven't had a chance to talk to them yet, and that's probably a big reason why the suspect is still at large," said Holmes on KYW-TV, according to AP.

Immediately after the shooting, Holmes said, the university posted "timely warning notifications" in residential halls, on Web sites and on campus phone messages.

"Any time you pick up a phone you automatically hear a message that lets you know the situation," Holmes said. "We've used everything we have at our disposal."

University personnel and students can check the status of the situation on the campus Web site at www.desu.edu and by calling (302) 857-7669.

An investigation report released in August criticized officials at Virginia Polytechnic Institute after the shooting deaths of dozens of students on April 16. An independent investigative panel that released its assessment concluded that more timely and specific information by Virginia Tech officials might have saved lives.

Seung-Hui Cho, 23, killed 32 students and staff at Virginia Polytechnic before killing himself. Seventeen others were wounded in the shootings.

The university was struck by tragedy last month when three teens who were either enrolled at Delaware State or in the process of doing so were shot to death execution-style in a Newark, New Jersey, school yard. Another teen was wounded.

The university was founded in 1890 as the State College for Colored Students, a land grant college for agriculture and mechanical arts. The school now considers itself diversified.


The 400-acre main campus is located on the north side of Dover, Delaware's capital.

Delaware State University is about two hours away from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Baltimore, Maryland; and Washington, and three hours away from New York City. E-mail to a friend

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boogblaster
09-21-2007, 08:32 AM
Yea with my daughter in college I wished I still had gun-rights...

chagrin
09-21-2007, 12:41 PM
Looks like they found someone to talk to about this:

DOVER, Delaware (CNN) -- Police said they were interviewing a student who is a "person of interest" in Friday's shooting of two other students at Delaware State University.


A guard checks a van entering Delaware State University Friday after two students were shot and wounded.

1 of 2 The university was on lockdown after the early morning shootings near the Memorial Hall sports arena.

Someone in the area started shooting a gun as a group of eight to 10 students left a cafe about 1 a.m. ET Friday, said school Police Chief James Overton.

"Approximately four to six shots were fired," said Overton. A 17-year-old male student was shot once and is hospitalized in stable condition and a 17-year-old female student was shot twice and is in serious condition, he said.

"The female student, her injuries were more serious and they could potentially be life-threatening," university spokesman Carlos Holmes said. "We're praying, we're hoping for the best for her."

Both victims are from the Washington D.C. area, Overton said.

Police "have identified two persons of interest -- both students -- one of whom has been located and we are in the process of interviewing," Overton said.

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Students, faculty and staff were directed to remain in their buildings, the school said.

Several law enforcement agencies, including the Delaware State Police, were aiding the search for the gunman, Holmes said.

U.S. marshals and agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also are lending forensics expertise, he said. Watch how police are searching campus and surrounding area

Police "seem to be making some progress and we're hoping for an arrest soon," he said.

University junior Akosua Afiriyie-Hwedie, who lives near Memorial Hall, said word of the shooting was spread mostly by phone. She said she has heard nothing about possible suspects.

"I've been following it on the news ... and they've been updating the Web site," Afiriyie-Hwedie said. "Basically they told us to just remain indoors and not go anywhere at all until further notice."

No one is being allowed in or out of campus dormitories while university and city police pursue the suspect, the school statement said. The school houses about 1,700 students.

Immediately after the shooting, Holmes said, the university posted "timely warning notifications" in residential halls, on Web sites and on campus phone messages.

"Any time you pick up a phone you automatically hear a message that lets you know the situation," Holmes said. "We've used everything we have at our disposal."

University personnel and students can check the status of the situation on the campus Web site at www.desu.edu and by calling (302) 857-7669.

An investigation report released in August criticized officials at Virginia Polytechnic Institute after the shooting deaths of dozens of students on April 16. An independent investigative panel that released its assessment concluded that more timely and specific information by Virginia Tech officials might have saved lives.

Seung-Hui Cho, 23, killed 32 students and staff at Virginia Polytechnic before killing himself. Seventeen others were wounded in the shootings.

The university was struck by tragedy last month when three teens who were either enrolled at Delaware State or in the process of doing so were shot to death execution-style in a Newark, New Jersey, school yard. Another teen was wounded.

Asked about the impact of the Newark killings, Afiriyie-Hwedie told CNN, "People are really worried, and basically some people are trying to figure out whether things are connected or not, but on the most part they don't think it is."

The university was founded in 1890 as the State College for Colored Students, a land grant college for agriculture and mechanical arts. The school now considers itself diversified.


The 400-acre main campus is located on the north side of Dover, Delaware's capital.

Delaware State University is about two hours away from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Baltimore, Maryland; and Washington, and three hours away from New York City. E-mail to a friend

crazycoffey
09-21-2007, 12:46 PM
this is just proof of the downward spiral of our society and college students nationwide are the root cause of it......

crazycoffey
09-21-2007, 12:46 PM
I hate college students.

Ultra Peanut
09-21-2007, 12:47 PM
wow this is almost exactly like VPI

dsu just kicked in yo

Pitt Gorilla
09-21-2007, 12:49 PM
I hate college students.College kids are generally great people. I assume you are kidding.

Planetman
09-21-2007, 12:49 PM
Too bad the male victims refuses to talk to the cops.


Shot Student Won't Answer Questions
Police Seeking Two People Of Interest

POSTED: 5:05 am CDT September 21, 2007
UPDATED: 12:40 pm CDT September 21, 2007

DOVER, Del. -- A federal law enforcement official said the male student wounded this morning at Delaware State University is refusing to answer questions from police about the shootings, raising the likelihood that he knew his attacker.

The male student was wounded in the ankle, while a university spokesman says a female student suffered "potentially life-threatening" injuries. Authorities say the wound was to the student's abdomen.

DSU police said two students have been identified as persons of interest in a campus shooting and police are interviewing one of them.

The law enforcement official said the students were apparently returning from a cafe when they were shot.

Police have been searching for the gunman, and the campus has been locked down.

One student says he heard five gunshots and looked out his dormitory window to see people scattering.

DSU Police Chief James Overton said the two students were both from the Washington, D.C., area. Overton said four to six shots were fired; the male student was hit once, the female twice.

DSU spokesman Carlos Holmes said that the shooter is still at large.

"We would hope he's gone by now, but given the lessons of the past year, we can't assume he's not on campus," he said. "As long he's at large, we can't assume."

According to a release on the school's Web site, at approximately 12:54 a.m. the Delaware State University Police Department was notified of an incident in which two students were shot on campus near Memorial Hall.

Campus police said they're hoping to get more information about the shootings once the victims are able to talk.

One student said friends of hers were near the area where the shooting happened. She said they were "pretty shook up" by the incident. She added that she's planning to taking a leave from school.

The school's Web site said that the university is implementing a plan to provide essential services to the students who live on campus. Because the suspect is still at large, residential students are directed to remain in their residence halls for their safety until further notice.

"We are concerned about safety of students on campus, that's why we've taken the measures we have," Holmes said.

Holmes said students had a direct path given to them to go out to eat and there is an orderly way for students to leave campus. Holmes said a number already have left.

A historically black college founded in 1890 as the State College for Colored Students, Delaware State had about 3,600 students from 38 states and 31 countries in 2006.

Claynus
09-21-2007, 12:50 PM
this is just proof of the downward spiral of our society and college students nationwide are the root cause of it......

You sound like a real prick of a cop.

Ultra Peanut
09-21-2007, 01:05 PM
this is just proof of the downward spiral of our society and college students nationwide are the root cause of it......College students are practically an epidemic at this point.

KcMizzou
09-21-2007, 01:07 PM
College students are practically an epidemic at this point.Academic, too.

crazycoffey
09-21-2007, 01:14 PM
College students are practically an epidemic at this point.


ROFL

jidar
09-21-2007, 01:17 PM
The real problem here is campuses. We can't stop students from going to college but we can at least get rid of campuses.

Bob Dole
09-21-2007, 01:19 PM
There was a shooting at a car wash here a couple of weeks ago. Bob Dole is disgusted that the car washes are not on lockdown, and that the car wash operators are not being forced to implement expensive and convoluted notification systems for their customers. It's insane to think that the car wash operator KNEW there was a shooting, yet dirty car owners all over town were not warned to STAY CLEAR OF THE CAR WASH until the shooter was apprehended.

Wanting a clean car should not be a death sentence!

crazycoffey
09-21-2007, 01:37 PM
The real problem here is campuses. We can't stop students from going to college but we can at least get rid of campuses.


The internet! Let's sell degrees through the internet! We could even sell things over the internet groceries and luxery items alike! And people can work at home on the internet, soon. The government could even impose a new curfew that no one leaves their house, ever!!!!!!

kstater
09-21-2007, 01:44 PM
There was a shooting at a car wash here a couple of weeks ago. Bob Dole is disgusted that the car washes are not on lockdown, and that the car wash operators are not being forced to implement expensive and convoluted notification systems for their customers. It's insane to think that the car wash operator KNEW there was a shooting, yet dirty car owners all over town were not warned to STAY CLEAR OF THE CAR WASH until the shooter was apprehended.

Wanting a clean car should not be a death sentence!

LMAO

'Hamas' Jenkins
09-21-2007, 01:59 PM
this is just proof of the downward spiral of our society and college students nationwide are the root cause of it......

Just another punk motherf*cker with a badge and a gun.

Claynus
09-21-2007, 02:00 PM
DO YOU WANNA TRY HIM TONIGHT? GIVE HIM A REASON, HAMAS!

crazycoffey
09-21-2007, 02:07 PM
Just another punk motherf*cker with a badge and a gun.


Nope... Just another bored ass chief's fan with a computer and an opinion.

crazycoffey
09-21-2007, 02:07 PM
DO YOU WANNA TRY HIM TONIGHT? GIVE HIM A REASON, HAMAS!


Don't make me call your grandpa....

ZepSinger
09-21-2007, 02:08 PM
If at all possible, my girls will be doing online college while living at home.

Z

'Hamas' Jenkins
09-21-2007, 02:09 PM
The internet! Let's sell degrees through the internet! We could even sell things over the internet groceries and luxery items alike! And people can work at home on the internet, soon. The government could even impose a new curfew that no one leaves their house, ever!!!!!!

I've got a better idea, let's have people with less than 6 months of formal training have absolute say over every other citizen on the street. We'll give them guns and everything. And their word always means more than yours.

:p

'Hamas' Jenkins
09-21-2007, 02:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vsdu1wghrKQ

crazycoffey
09-21-2007, 02:13 PM
I've got a better idea, let's have people with less than 6 months of formal training have absolute say over every other citizen on the street. We'll give them guns and everything. And their word always means more than yours.

:p



Ok, but knowing that, I say let's behave appropriately and play by the rules we are making...
Nah, that'd be too easy.

:)

'Hamas' Jenkins
09-21-2007, 02:19 PM
Ok, but knowing that, I say let's behave appropriately and play by the rules we are making...
Nah, that'd be too easy.

:)

Why don't you get on the ground?? See how it feels...now spread your cheeks, and lift yo' sac. And that's right, I'm high...I'm HIIIIGH!!