No arrests have been made as of late Saturday, officials said

By Adam Carlson
Updated April 19, 2015 12:55 PM
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Three victims are in stable condition following a shooting Saturday night at Delaware State University, officials said. A second shooting followed hours later, according to reports, but no one was injured.

The first shooting occurred at about 8 p.m. at DSU’s “Field Day,” a school-sanctioned cookout on campus, and injured three people, DSU President Harry L. Williams said in a statement.

School spokesperson Carlos Holmes declined to say whether any suspects have been identified, according to The News Journal, and it’s unclear if those involved, including the victims, are DSU students.

The three victims are reportedly in stable condition at Kent General Hospital in Dover, Williams said in his statement.

No arrests had been made as of late Saturday, he said.

Witnesses told NBC10 that there was a fight at Field Day before the shooting. The annual event is described as “picnic-like” and draws more than 1,000 students, according to The News Journal.

In the aftermath, DSU police directed students inside and away from the student center, according to NBC10. The scene was “controlled chaos,” an unnamed source told the station.

“It looks like this happened in the middle of it,” Holmes told the News Journal.

A second shooting followed at about 1:15 a.m. Sunday, at a school-run housing complex off campus, according to the News Journal. No one was injured, the paper reports. It’s not clear if the two shootings are connected, Holmes told NBC10.

“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.

Dover Police Department, Delaware State Police and other agencies are assisting DSU police in the investigation, he said.

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