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DSU Officials Release Suspect Description in Campus Shooting

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DOVER, Del. -- A Delaware State University spokesperson says police have a suspect's description involved in one of two campus shootings Saturday night.

DSU Media Relations Director, Carlos Holmes and campus police say the suspect of the second incident is described as a black male, between 5"9 - 5"11, with dreadlocks and was driving a four-door burgundy vehicle.

Holmes says the first event, a university-sanctioned Greek life cookout, attracted a large crowd of students and people from the community.

"We had a lot of guests and visitors, people who were not connected with DSU," said Holmes. "[They] took advantage of the opportunity of this festival occasion [students] were having in this Greek cookout."

At around 8pm, shots were fired on the DSU campus at the cookout and three males were wounded.

Holmes says the three wounded males are not DSU students.

They were taken to Kent General hospital in Dover where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

In the second shooting incident, Holmes says university police responded to shots fired off campus at University Courtyard, a nearby student apartment building.

"It was just shots fired. Nobody was injured. We did get that report at 1:15am and we're still investigating," said Holmes.

Holmes says school police have increased security following the shootings.

"We have stepped it up a little bit this weekend. We have used our 100 percent checkpoint we implemented that at the front gate," said Holmes.

"Our police officers are very diligent already. We believe this is a safe campus," said the DSU spokesperson.

Dsu police are still investigating both shootings.

Normal operations for the DSU will resume on Monday April 20.

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