Student Shot Outside Delaware State University Residence Hall

A student is recovering after a shooting outside a residence hall at Delaware State University.

The shooting occurred Monday around 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the Living and Learning Commons, a residence hall for around 200 students, on the 1500 block of North DuPont Highway, just north of the main campus in Dover, Delaware.

The unidentified student was taken to Kent General Hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Living and Learning Commons was formerly the Dover Sheraton Hotel but was converted into a student housing facility for Delaware State University last year.

The school was on lockdown for several hours. The lockdown was lifted around 8 p.m. While no arrests have been made, campus police told NBC10 they don't believe there is a threat to any other students at this time.

"I'm just shocked, knowing something can happen at any time," said Quintin Reid, a student at the university.

The school is closed Tuesday due to elections. Police continue to search for the shooter.

Delaware State University is a public university located in Dover, Delaware. In Sept. 2007, two students were shot on campus. One student died from her injuries 32 days later while another student survived. A freshman student was charged in the shooting and expelled from the school.

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