Omega Psi Phi Shooting and 3 Other Recent Acts of Violence at College Parties
Two suspects are in custody and scheduled for arraignment Tuesday.
According to Youngstown, Ohio, police Capt. Rod Foley, the suspects were attending a party at the fraternity house and were asked to leave after a fight broke out. Police say they left and then opened fire into the house.
Youngstown State University provides detailed breakdowns of its campus crime statistics. No murders or manslaughters have been reported since 2005, the earliest date for which statistics are available online.
While such violent acts are relatively rare, there have been some high-profile acts of violence at American college parties in recent years.
1. Seton Hall shooting, 2010
Seton Hall sophomore Jessica Moore was killed at an off-campus party when an uninvited attendee opened fire on the crowd. Four students were wounded.
2. UCLA stabbing, 2009
A party hosted by Lambda Phi Epsilon turned violent when two students were stabbed and a third was injured with a broken bottle during a fight.
3. UMass Amherst stabbing, 2009
A student suffered serious injuries after being stabbed during a dormitory party. One student told a local news station that the party was "rowdy" and that a fight had broken out. "But most rowdy parties don't go that far," he added.
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