Shooting injures 2 women at Lincoln University; 2 men wanted for questioning

Officials say the two women were hit by the same bullet, one was struck in the thigh and the other in the ankle.

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Monday, April 17, 2023
Shooting injures 2 women at Lincoln University; 2 men wanted for questioning
Shooting injures 2 women at Lincoln University; 2 men wanted for questioning

LOWER OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- Police are still searching for the gunman who shot and injured two women Saturday night at Lincoln University in Chester County.

It happened at approximately 10 p.m. at the university's annual Spring Fling event, where thousands of people were in attendance, according to the Chester County District Attorney's Office.

The women were visitors, not students, at Lincoln University, officials say.

According to the D.A.'s Office, the victims were shot on the second floor of the LLC building at the university.

The first woman was sitting on a bench in the hallway, and the second woman was standing close by. Neither of them knew one another.

The second-floor hallway was crowded with hundreds of people, and both victims recall hearing a single gunshot fire, then the crowd began running.

The second woman said she noticed pain in her left thigh and realized she had been shot, according to the D.A.'s Office.

The first woman was injured by the same bullet, officials say, which struck her in the ankle.

Both were taken to Christiana Hospital for treatment. The second victim was released on Sunday morning, and the first victim is expected to be released soon, the D.A. said.

University and Chester County law enforcement are investigating to apprehend the shooter.

"Thousands of people were terrified during this unexpected shooting, and it is very fortunate that there were no fatalities," stated District Attorney Deb Ryan. "Two young women and the people who were present deserve justice for this alarming incident. We need the public's help to solve this case."

Police said they are looking for two men in white t-shirts for questioning in connection to the shooting.

School officials say the campus was deemed safe Sunday morning, and the lockdown notice has been lifted.

All campus activities will resume according to schedule.

The university also provided a number for anyone seeking mental or emotional support during this time. Students and staff can call Counseling Services at 484-365-7244.

Officials asked that anyone with information on the shooting contact Lincoln University campus security at 484-365-7211, call 911, or contact the Chester County law enforcement authorities at 610-344-6801.