Delaware St. Shooting Probe Focuses on Students

Authorities ID 2 'persons of interest'
By Zach Samalin,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 21, 2007 5:21 PM CDT
Delaware State University student Devin Jackson, right, talks with a member of law enforcement as he leaves campus in Dover, Del., Friday, Sept., 21, 2007. Two students were shot and wounded, one seriously,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Police have identified two students as "persons of interest" in the investigation of the shooting of two fellow students early this morning on the Delaware State campus. One was in custody for questioning this afternoon, the AP reports. One of the two 17-year-old victims refused to answer questions from the police, suggesting he may know the shooter.

The other victim was in serious condition with abdominal wounds, said a university spokesman. The university president said the shootings weren't random. "This is an internal problem," he said. "There are no externalities." The 1am shootings set off a response within 20 minutes, an approach officials attributed to the April Virginia Tech shootings.