A young man shot himself and then went to a dorm looking for a friend who is a student at Seton Hall University, according to an e-mail sent to students.

The male, who was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition, was not a student at the school, according to the e-mail.

He shot himself in the side while in a vehicle parked on the campus, The Star-Ledger reported.

The shooting happened around 8:23 p.m. EST. The campus was in lockdown for several hours after the incident.

No student or anyone else on the campus was injured, according to the university.

Police have not recovered a weapon.

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