DEVELOPING: Three people shot at fraternity-sorority cookout at Delaware State U. (Video)

DEVELOPING: Three people shot at fraternity-sorority cookout at Delaware State U. (Video)

The Delaware State University Police Department and Dover Police are looking for the perpetrators of a shooting last night at a school-sanctioned sorority and fraternity cookout.

According to USA Today, three people were shot at around 8 p.m. during Field Day, a large annual cookout that began at 4 p.m. and normally runs through 9 p.m. University spokesman Carlos Holmes declined to tell reporters whether any suspects had been identified.

The victims, whose names have not been released, were taken to a hospital in Dover where they were reported to be in stable condition.

Shots rang out on campus a second time early Sunday morning outside a student housing complex. No injuries were reported in connection with this second incident, which occurred around 1:30 a.m. This time, a description of the shooter was ontained. The lone gunman was described as a black male with short dreadlocks, between 5-feet-9 and 5-feet-11, and wearing a tan and blue long sleeve t-shirt and white sneakers. The suspect was seen leaving the scene in a dark-colored four-door vehicle.

After the initial shooting, students were told to return to and stay inside their dormitory rooms, and outsiders were ordered to leave campus.

Photos and video posted on social media, which reveal thousands in attendance at the picnic-like event earlier in the evening, were compiled by USA Today.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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