A former student at Hampton University went on a wild shooting spree early Sunday morning, wounding two individuals and himself. Find out what happened and what the president of the university had to say.
UPDATE: The dormitory night manager of Harkness Hall was shot three times, but treated at an area hospital and released Sunday evening, according to the Virginian-Pilot. Shortly before 1:00 A.M. on Sunday, April 26, a former student entered the dorm, shot a pizza deliveryman, the night manager and then himself.
The deliveryman and the suspect, 18, remain in the hospital and are said to be in stable condition, according to university officials. Little is known about the suspect other than he was enrolled in the school in 2008 and lived in Harkness Hall but withdrew in November. His mother lives in New York while his father resides in Richmond, some 70 miles from Hampton.—WLW
Former Student Shoots Two Before Turning Gun on Himself
University officials and police say that an 18-year old man, who is a former student at Hampton University in Virginia, shot a 62-year-old man and a 43-year-old man before turning the gun on himself, according to the Associated Press. One of the victims worked at the school as a night manager at one of the campus dorms while the other was a pizza delivery person. So far, there is no motive for the shooting and all three men are hospitalized.
"The Hampton University community is praying for those injured in this tragic incident," Hampton President William R. Harvey said in a statement.
Students, faculty and staff were all notified of the shooting via text message and e-mail. While none of the school's 5,700 students were harmed, the school remains on lockdown while the police investigate.—WLW