Shooting inside Hampton University dorm
HAMPTON, Va. - Hampton Police and Hampton University school officials confirm there was a shooting on campus overnight. It happened in Harkness Hall, a freshman's dorm, around 12:30 a.m.
Hampton Police tell WAVY.com that an 18-year-old Richmond man, entered the dorm and shot two men, a 62-year-old man and a 43-year-old man, both from Hampton. He then turned the gun on himself.
The three men were transported to local hospitals where they are currently being treated for their injuries.
One of the men shot is a pizza delivery driver, and WAVY.com spoke with the man's wife. She does not want to identify her husband or where he worked, she says her husband was shot in the face, chest and hands. He is currently in intensive care, but is stable and conscious.
She tells WAVY.com her husband lost his job in February and was just delivering pizzas to make some money. She says she has know idea what the family will do now.
No current students at the University were involved or injured during this incident.
Officials evacuated the dorm within minutes, and a text message went out to students saying "There has been a shooting at Harkness Hall. The suspect has been apprehended and the campus is safe."
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Hampton Police Division at 727-6111 or Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP