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Classes Canceled After Woman Shot And Killed On Delaware State University Campus



Delaware State University Police
All classes and campus events were canceled Monday at Delaware State University after an 18-year-old woman was shot and killed on campus early Sunday.
The Dover Police Department and Delaware State University Police are investigating the shooting, which took place at approximately 1:40 a.m. Sunday in the area Warren-Franklin Hall, a freshmen dorm. Officers arrived to find an 18-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to her upper body.
The woman was transported to Bayhealth Kent Campus, where she died of her injuries. She was not publicly identified by police, but authorities said she was from Wilmington, and not a student at the university.
Police said there was no suspect description available, and asked for tips from the public.
The campus was closed to visitors on Sunday, and classes and events were canceled for Monday.
“The DSU Police Department and staff will continue to take all necessary actions to ensure the health and well-being of our campus community, DSU President Tony Allen said in a statement Sunday. Counseling services are available in the Tubman Laws Hall housing office. The campus is closed today, events have been cancelled, and police patrols have been increased.
In a note to the university community, Allen referred to multiple assailants who fled the scene, and said police are working to bring the suspects to justice, calling on students, staff and faculty with any information about the shooting to come forward.
Although she was not one of our students, she was a daughter, a beloved family member, and a friend; and, senselessly, her life was cut short, Allen said.
The Dover Police Department is asking anyone with information about the shooting to come forward or submit an anonymous tip.
TMX contributed to this article.