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Shooting at DSU leaves two students injured

Brad Glazier
Delaware Public Media

An overnight shooting on the Delaware State University campus leaves two students injured.

According to an alert sent early Saturday morning by campus police, the shooting occurred around 1:45 a.m. and four people were injured outside the university’s Wellness and Recreation Center and was connected to a robbery. It said were sent to Bayhealth Kent County Hospital.

A subsequent letter to the DSU community from school president Tony Allen indicated there were only two victims, both Delaware State students. Allen says University police and local law enforcement are investigating.

“At Delaware State University, we are a family. An event that affects the safety of one of us affects all of us. When moments like these emerge, they are understandably fraught with anxiety and indignation. I share your feelings, and, at the same time, I can assure students and families that the University is committed to creating and maintaining a safe campus environment,” said Allen in his letter. “We will pursue justice in this matter. Our commitment to ourselves and each other leads us to respond to any challenge made against our collective and individual senses of security.”

Delaware State season-opening football is Saturday afternoon at 2 pm. Allen’s letter says there will additional security for that and other home games on campus.

Allen adds the school will hold a forum Tuesday to offer updates and “make sure all of your voices are heard.”

Tom Byrne has been a fixture covering news in Delaware for three decades. He joined Delaware Public Media in 2010 as our first news director and has guided the news team ever since. When he's not covering the news, he can be found reading history or pursuing his love of all things athletic.