The Legal Herald Logo
Legal Analysis By Attorneys
Breaking Legal News

Dover, DE - Four Victims, Including Two Students, Shot Near the Wellness and Recreation Center on Delaware State University Campus

Dover, DE - Four Victims, Including Two Students, Shot Near the Wellness and Recreation Center on Delaware State University Campus
Published: September 9, 2022
By: Darla Medina
Last Updated on September 9, 2022

College Campus Shooting Leaves Four Wounded

According to Delaware Online, a shooting occurred on the campus of Delaware State University located at 1200 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901. 

College officials reported that four victims were shot early Saturday, September 3, 2022, near the basketball courts. Two victims were students at the campus, an 18-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man. The report stated that a non-student opened fire on a crowd. The DSU president said the injured students were doing "much better" but did not give details on the condition of the non-students. Police are investigating the incident but have not released any information on a suspect. 

Phil Edwards De Personal Injury Lawyer Legal Herald
Hi, I’m attorney Phil Edwards. I’m a lawyer here in Delaware and if you or a loved one were injured in an accident, I’d be happy to discuss your legal options.
(888) 997-3792

Can I Sue For Being Shot on a College Campus?

Attorney contributor Phil Edwards represents victims of shootings in civil lawsuits. Recently Phil shared his insight on the legal options available to victims of college shootings. He explained when victims could sue for being shot on a college campus.

"It is the responsibility of universities and colleges to provide a safe environment for their students and staff. College campuses should have a safety plan in place to reduce preventable crime. It is possible to reduce the risk of criminal incidents by monitoring campus entrances, having security cameras throughout the campus, and hiring a sufficient number of patrolling security officers. A court may find the school negligent if a crime occurs because they failed to place the safety of their students first."

"Following a campus shooting, there are many things to investigate. Criminal lawsuits can be filed by victims and their families. If the college was found to have neglected its security, a civil suit may be filed against it. College shooting victims can consult with an experienced college shooting attorney to determine if they have grounds to file a suit. They will need to prove that the crime was foreseeable and that the college was negligent. When a campus has a history of violence, but the college fails to increase its security, crimes that occur may be deemed foreseeable. In the event of security negligence, victims and their families may be able to recover compensation."

Sources:

Delaware Online

Got A Tip Or Questions 
About A Story?
Call Us!
The Legal Herald
888-997-3792
About the Author
Darla Medina
About Darla Medina
Editor: Darla is a content writer with a focus on the legal field. She covers cases of sexual abuse, drunk driving, and preventable violent crime for the Legal Herald. Contact Darla: [email protected] This article was fact checked prior to publishing by this author to ensure compliance with our rigorous editorial standards. We will only use authoritative sources. Our values compel us to provide only trustworthy information. If you find an error, please contact us.
Read some recent posts

  • Details
  • Incident

Find A Local Lawyer

Want To Contribute Breaking News? 
Contact Us Today
Legal Herald Logo[email protected]
10355 Kensington Shore Dr. #102
Orlando, FL 32827
Call: (888) 997-3792
© 2020 The Legal Herald, a division of Eagle Peak Marketing, LLC. All rights reserved.

We would like our readers to know that the information in this story may be sourced from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will correct them if and when they are brought to our attention or we discover them through our editing process. If you have any concerns about this post, please contact us immediately and we will rectify issues. DISCLAIMER: The material contained in this post is for general informational purposes. It is not intended to constitute or express legal or medical advice. Any laws referenced herein are substantially based on general legal principles and may not be applicable to your particular situation. Laws can often be different from one jurisdiction to the next. The Legal Herald is not a law firm. Law firms and lawyers from around the country may apply to become a sponsor or contributor to The Legal Herald.
SitemapMedia RoomDisclaimer / Terms Of Service & Privacy Policy