Shalita Middleton, the Delaware State University freshman who suffered serious abdominal injuries in a campus shooting last month, has died. The Washington, D.C., native -- a biology major and DSU cheerleader -- was one of two students injured in the shooting on the Dover campus. Freshman Nathaniel Pugh, 17, was shot in the ankle. Another first-year DSU student, 18-year-old Loyer Braden, is accused of shooting the two teens.
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EARLIER Students have returned to classes at Delaware State University in Dover, and freshman Loyer D. Braden faces charges that he fired a gun in retaliation for someone spitting in his face. Escorted to his arraignment in handcuffs, Braden, 18, said, "I'm sorry," to a crowd of reporters. Two 17-year-old students were wounded during the incident, allegedly sparked by a fight earlier in the week (Wilmington Journal)
The campus of Delaware State University in Dover was locked down after two students were shot on campus early Friday. Police were questioning a student and were looking for another in connection with the shooting.. The two victims--one male and one female--were shot near Memorial Hall about 1 a.m.. Both were taken to hospitals. The male was said to be in stable condition, but the female's injuries are considered serious. Classes have been canceled for the day and all non-essential employees were told not to report to work. (Wilmington Journal)
SIDEBAR: University officials began walking through the residence halls within an hour after the shooting occurred, knocking on doors and leaving fliers for students. Students are being asked to stay in their residence halls for the time being. The school’s entire counseling staff is on hand and food service officials are making plans to get food to the students. The residence halls are not attached to the dining facilities. (Wilmington Journal)