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Police continue to investigate campus shooting
July 26, 2009 --
Arkansas State University officials say that the university police
department continues to investigate a shooting on campus which occurred
early Saturday morning. Two emergency alerts were issued to the campus
population Saturday morning that a student had been a victim of a
shooting at Collegiate Park student housing.
University police officers were dispatched to the scene after receiving
a call that a student had been the victim of a shooting in an apparent
robbery attempt. Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Dr. Rick Stripling
said the student, whose name has not been released, is in a local
hospital and is in stable condition.
“The student is listed in stable condition and the prognosis is good,”
said Dr. Stripling. “All university procedures were followed fully to
notify our students."
Both Stripling and University Police Department Chief Jim Chapman
stressed that the incident was not a random shooting.
The injured student was able to provide the following details of the two
suspects: Suspect #1: Large build black male wearing a red t-shirt, blue
jeans, and a dark colored do-rag. Suspect #2: Thin build black male
wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans, and a black do-rag. This suspect
also had a small tattoo on his neck.
At this time, it is unknown if the student was shot directly or
indirectly during a scuffle that ensued during the robbery. The
suspects fled the area in an unknown direction.
Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the University
Police Department at 870-972-2093.