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Shots fired at The Lincoln University

11/16/2015 10:34AM ● By J. Chambless

Shots were fired on the campus of The Lincoln University early Saturday morning, but no injuries were reported.

A statement posted Saturday on the university's website read, “There was a shooting that occurred on The Lincoln University main campus this morning at approximately 5:40 a.m., where five shots were fired toward a dormitory on campus. No one was hurt and the residents of the dormitory are safe and secure.

“University police responded immediately to the scene to assess the situation and locate the person responsible for the shooting. It is believed the suspect fled the campus.

“The Pennsylvania State Police Crime Scene Unit and an investigator responded to the campus to assist Lincoln University Police in the investigation. Further assistance will be provided by the Chester County District Attorney’s Office. Once University Police assessed the situation, the alert system was dispatched at approximately 6:20 a.m. and informed recipients of the situation, and to cooperate with local and state law enforcement officers.”

The university is asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact Lincoln University Public Safety at 484-365-7211 or 484-365-8139.

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