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University Reflects On Weekend Shooting

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DOVER, Del.- All was back to normal Monday at Delaware State University just days after a weekend shooting on campus that sent three people to the hospital. The school says the people involved do not attend Del State.

DSU spokesperson, Carlos Holmes says the university planned for the large event. University Police had a large presence on campus and even informed outside agencies about the event prior to the incident. Despite the university's efforts, campus officials say it was outsiders that disrupted what a successful event prior to the incident.

"When you have an event that is a large gathering that, there can be some issues with that," said Holmes.

Some students say they're frustrated that outsiders are giving the university a bad name.

"A lot of students are frustrated and they're angry that why can't we have a fun time without there being any action or shooting, fighting or anything like that," said sophomore Brandon Arrington.

Arrington wasn't at the cookout at the time of the shooting. But he's worried about what effects Saturday's violence may have on future campus events.

"Not being here and you know hearing about that and then it being outsiders, it's frustrating because future events can be cancelled because of these actions that happened," explained Arrington.

"I would like the community to understand one we are a safe campus," said Holmes. "We have the same potential for an incident to happen here as anywhere else in the world."

Many students agree calling Saturday's shooting, unfortunate. Many do not want the university to get a bad reputation from the incident, especially since it wasn't students involved.

"Delaware State University is just a campus," said Arrington. "This could have happened at any other campus."

Many students plan on gathering together to discuss their frustrations and ways they could possibly help avoid situations like this from happening.

The investigation is ongoing and university police are currently handling the investigation.

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