Hampton University Releases Statement On Shooting Incident

PRESS RELEASE: Hampton, VA – There was a shooting incident on the campus of Hampton University at approximately 1 a.m. today.  No current students were involved and or injured. The Hampton City Police believe that they have the shooter in custody. A former student, currently residing in New York, allegedly shot a pizza delivery driver and the night manager at Harkness Hall.  He then allegedly turned the gun on himself.  All three were airlifted to area hospitals.  Following university policy, students, faculty and staff were notified via text message and email about the situation.  Hampton City police are on the scene and investigating the incident.
HU President Dr. William R. Harvey releases statement on shooting

The Hampton University community is praying for those injured in this tragic incident. I have spoken to a number of students who live in Harkness Hall and made sure they were aware of the services available on campus, including counseling.

I want to thank all of the first responders including, Harkness Hall dormitory personnel, the Hampton University police, Hampton City Police, Hampton Fire Department, Hampton EMT and Hampton University student affairs personnel, for the professional way in which they handled the shooting on campus this morning.  Their response was swift, professional and effective.  When I arrived at the scene approximately 15 minutes after the shooting, the campus was on lockdown, the crime scene had been controlled, Harkness Hall had been evacuated, text messages were being sent, a telephone message had been left on campus telephones including dormitories and offices and information about the situation was on the web site.

We will continue to keep the public informed as information is released from police.

William R. Harvey
President, Hampton University

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