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Robbery and shooting reported at Lincoln University

10/17/2016 09:32AM ● By J. Chambless

By John Chambless
Staff Writer

A robbery and shooting during homecoming weekend at The Lincoln University left one woman with a bullet wound, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale.

State Police were asked by Lincoln University Police to investigate a robbery and shooting that happened at 3 a.m. on Oct. 16 on the north side of the university's campus. Police said six or seven men in their early to mid-20s approached two men, both 22, and took jewelry from them at gunpoint. The victims tried to fight the robbers, but they were attacked. One of the victims got into a car and tried to stop the robbers, striking several of them with the car.

The robbers fired three or four shots from one or more handguns, striking the car. A van traveling in the area was also struck by gunfire. A 20-year-old woman inside the van was struck in the arm by a bullet. She was taken to Christiana Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, police said. The victim was a member of an outside security team that was hired to assist campus police during homecoming weekend at the university.

Anyone who has additional information about the incident is asked to call Pennsylvania State Police Avondale at 610-268-2022.

To contact Staff Writer John Chambless, email

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