Officials: 3 shot, injured at Delaware State cookout
Dover, Del. – — Delaware State University officials say three people have been shot at a student event.
School spokesman Carlos Holmes said the shooting happened at about 8 p.m. Saturday at a school-sanctioned fraternity and sorority cookout.
Holmes said three people were taken to Kent General Hospital in Dover with injuries that were not life-threatening. University president Harry L. Williams said in a news release that the people's names have not been released and it isn't clear whether they were Delaware State students.
Williams said no arrests had been made as of 11 p.m. Saturday. Holmes said students were told to stay inside their dormitories and non-students were asked to leave campus.
"The safety of our students continues to be paramount and our police will aggressively continue their investigation until an arrest or arrests are made in this shooting incident," Williams said. DSU campus police is leading the investigation, with help from the Dover Police Department, Delaware State Police and other agencies.
In early November, a student was shot at a residence hall near the campus in what authorities determined was an isolated act. Two people were charged.
Delaware State University is a historically black university that has more than 4,100 full- and part-time students.