University Of Delaware To Provide Counselors After Last Night’s Shooting Incident

Newark – At approximately 6:00 last evening Newark Police, along with the University of Delaware Police, New Castle County Paramedics, Trooper 4  (Delaware State Police Aviation) and ambulance crews from Aetna hose, Hook and Ladder responded to North College Ave and Creek Road, near the University of Delaware (UDEL) Laird Campus, for an incident involving a shooting.

Reports indicated that one person had been shot and was receiving medial treatment by medics on scene. Trooper 4, hovering over the scene and preparing to land, was told that that they would not be utilized.

An ambulance was observed rushing from the scene with officers from the Newark Police and University of Delaware Police Departments following close behind.

Just after 7:00 pm UDEL Police issued a statement via Twitter “UD Alert: University of Delaware Police are investigating an attempted suicide behind Christiana Towers. Be advised there is no active shooter on campus and avoid the area”

Just before 10 pm last night, the University of Delaware  Police Department notified students that they had cleared from the shooting scene, near the Laird Campus, and that counselors would be available this morning.

UD Alert Update: UDPD officers have cleared from the area behind the Christiana Towers. The Center for Counseling and Student Development, located in Room 261 Perkins Student Center, will open tomorrow, Monday at 8 AM. Students can drop-in or call 302-831-2141 to make an appt.

A few homes are located in the wooded area behind the Christiana Towers so it’s unclear if the incident took place on campus or at one of the homes. Creek Road is popular with many joggers and bikers, that take advantage of the trails in the area.

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