CRIME

Delaware State officials: 3 shot, injured at campus cookout; unsure whether they were students

  • FILE - A sign posted at the front gate of Delaware State University in Dover, Del., is seen in this Friday, Sept., 21, 2007 file photo. Three people were shot and injured Saturday night April 18, 2015 at a cookout on the Delaware State University campus, officials said, and authorities are searching for the shooter. The injuries were not life-threatening. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

    FILE - A sign posted at the front gate of Delaware State University in Dover, Del., is seen in this Friday, Sept., 21, 2007 file photo. Three people were shot and injured Saturday night April 18, 2015 at a cookout on the Delaware State University campus, officials said, and authorities are searching for the shooter. The injuries were not life-threatening. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - A sign posted at the front gate of Delaware State University in Dover, Del., is seen in this Friday, Sept., 21, 2007 file photo. Three people were shot and injured Saturday night April 18, 2015 at a cookout on the Delaware State University campus, officials said, and authorities are searching for the shooter. The injuries were not life-threatening. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

    FILE - A sign posted at the front gate of Delaware State University in Dover, Del., is seen in this Friday, Sept., 21, 2007 file photo. Three people were shot and injured Saturday night April 18, 2015 at a cookout on the Delaware State University campus, officials said, and authorities are searching for the shooter. The injuries were not life-threatening. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)  (The Associated Press)

Delaware State University officials say three people have been shot at a student event.

The News Journal (http://delonline.us/1cJbMJJ ) reports that university president Harry L. Williams said in a release that the shooting happened at about 8 p.m. Saturday at a school-sanctioned fraternity and sorority cookout.

Officials said the three people were taken to Kent General Hospital in Dover and are stable. Their names have not been released, and DSU spokesman Carlos Holmes said he didn't know whether the people were Delaware State students.

The newspaper reported that the shooting was on the main campus during Field Day, which began at 4 p.m.

Holmes said students have been told to go to the dormitories and non-students to leave campus.

The shooting is being investigated by numerous law enforcement agencies.

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com