Authorities say three people were wounded in a shooting on the campus of Delaware State University.
It happened around 8:30 p.m. Saturday on the campus located in the 1200 block of North DuPont Highway.
Officials say the gunfire erupted during a school-sponsored cookout for the university’s fraternities and sororities.
“Someone got trampled and I heard gunshots. It was just a horrific event,” junior Davontay Phillips said.
All three people shot were taken to Kent General Hospital in Dover with injuries considered non-life-threatening.
Students were told to stay inside their dormitories and non-students were asked to leave campus.
It is not yet clear at this time if the victims are students.
A second shooting in a campus parking lot happened hours later, said the university’s police department. No one was injured.
It’s unclear if the two incidents were related.
The university released a suspect description in the second shooting incident.
Police are looking for a black man with short dreadlocks, 5’9 to 5’11 and wearing a tan and blue long sleeve T-shirt and white sneakers, according to the alert. The suspect was driving a dark colored 4-door vehicle.
No arrests had been made in either incident.
Delaware State University Police are handling the investigations.
The University has more than 4,100 full- and part-time students.
If you have any information on the shooting, please call DSU Police at 302-857-7911.