Three Injured in Hampton University Dorm Shooting

Published April 27, 2009

Three people, including students, have been injured in a shooting at historically Black Hampton University, says Yuri Rodgers Milligan, a spokeswoman for the school. The university is currently under lockdown as police investigate the shooting.

 

Police have not revealed a motive yet but the victims of the shooting are in a nearby hospital undergoing treatment. The shooter is also among the injured.

 

According to campus police, a former Hampton student entered Harkness Hall Dormitory, a men's dorm at the school, around 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning and shot the dorm manager and another man before turning the gun on himself. Police revealed that the suspect is an 18-year-old Richmond man but would not release his identity.

 

No current students at the University were involved or injured during this incident.

 

Students and faculty have been notified via e-mail. Earlier this morning, the University also sent out a text message that read, "There has been a shooting at Harkness Hall. The suspect has been apprehended and the campus is safe."

 

About 5,000 students are enrolled at the university located in southeastern Virginia.

 

Recognized among HBCUs for its strong academic programs and conservative campus culture, last night's shooting leaves students, parents and residents of nearby Hampton Roads waiting for details.

 

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Written by BET.com News Staff

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