23-Year-Old Penn State Student Shot Dead In Broad Daylight During Massive Bar Brawl

23-Year-Old Penn State Student Shot Dead In Broad Daylight During Massive Bar Brawl

Dominique Oglesby's father and grandfather were also injured.

Published March 21, 2018

A Penn State student who had plans to graduate this spring was killed in a triple shooting during a bar fight on Sunday afternoon.

Dominique Oglesby, 23, was fatally shot while her father and grandfather were injured in the shooting outside Galaxy West Bar & Grill in West Philadelphia, reported WPVI.

According to police, Oglesby and another woman got into a fight inside the bar. At some point, their dispute escalated into a brawl with other people involved.

Detectives say the fight spilled from inside to outside, and someone with the person Oglesby was fighting pulled out a gun and began firing.

Oglesby was shot in the back. Around 4 p.m., someone called 911 and Oglesby was rushed to Penn Presbyterian Hospital where she was pronounced dead Sunday evening.

Her family released a statement reading, in part:

"Her parents along with her family are heartbroken. The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers of strength and comfort."

Penn State also released a statement reading:

Our deepest sympathies go out to Dominique's family and friends in the wake of this tragedy, and our thoughts remain with the victims of Sunday's violence. Dominique was a full-time student and senior at Penn State Harrisburg majoring in communications. Penn State officials, including those from our Office of Student Affairs, are reaching out to her family to offer any and all necessary support. Counseling services are available for members of the Harrisburg campus community to help them cope with this tragic loss.

No arrests have been made.

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: WPVI)


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