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Delaware State University Student Shot at Residence Hall

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DOVER, Del. (AP/WBOC)- A student was shot at a residence hall near Delaware State University on Monday, prompting police to lock down the campus for nearly three hours before determining the shooting was an isolated act of violence.
   
The victim, a male student, was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, said Kay Sass, Dover emergency management coordinator.
   
The shooting was reported shortly after 5 p.m. at the Living and Learning Commons, said Dover Police Cpl. Mark Hoffman, and the campus was put on lockdown about 5:30 p.m., university spokesman Carlos Holmes said. The 300-bed residence hall, formerly a Sheraton hotel, is about a half-mile north of the campus on US Route 13.    

Hoffman said police believe the shooting was an isolated incident.  Sass said investigators "felt comfortable enough to lift the lockdown" shortly after 8 p.m.

No arrests have been made and police have not offered a description of the shooter.   

Breanna Barber, 18, a freshman from Abingdon, Maryland, said she learned about the shooting about 6 p.m. when her instructor got an alert on her cell phonee and told students.
   
Delaware State University is a historically black university. It has more than 4,100 full- and part-time students, more than half of whom live on campus.


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