Robbery, shooting mar Lincoln U. homecoming

Gunfire erupted on the Lincoln University campus on Sunday, Oct. 16, resulting in one of three victims' being shot in the arm, and state police from the Avondale barracks are seeking the public's assistance to solve the crimes.

Police said they were requested to assist Lincoln University police following a robbery and shooting that occurred at 3 a.m. on the north side of the campus. Police said six or seven black males in their early- to mid-20s approached two 22-year-old males from New York, brandished a handgun, and forcibly removed jewelry from the victims, according to a police press release.

One of the victims – a member of an outside security team hired for extra assistance during homecoming – then got into his vehicle and attempted to stop the alleged robbers, striking several of them with the vehicle. The robbers than fired between three and four rounds from one or more handguns, the release said.

Gunfire struck the victim's vehicle as well as a van passing in the other direction, hitting a 20-year-old female inside the van in the right arm. Police said the woman, a Philadelphia resident, was transported to Christiana Hospital with a non-life-threatening wound.

Lincoln University police requested that the state police handle the investigation, the release said. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the barracks at 610-268-2022.

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