The campus community was saddened to hear of Wednesday’s fatal shooting of a Wesleyan student in Red and Black Café, located in Broad Street Books, the University’s campus bookstore. According to the most recent campus-wide e-mail from President Michael Roth, which was sent at 5:02 p.m., the Middletown Police Department says that “there is no reason to believe that the perpetrator of the shooting at Broad Book Street Books is on the Wesleyan campus,” and students can return to their daily activities. According to an earlier e-mail from Roth, the shooting occurred just after 1:00 p.m. A gun was recovered at the scene. Middletown Police and Public Safety officers remain stationed at various spots on campus. The shooting took place on the day of Wesleyan’s annual Spring Fling concert. Students had already gathered on Foss Hill to await the beginning of the concert when the shooting occurred, prompting Public Safety officers to demand that students vacate the area and remain indoors.
The staff of the Argus extends its deepest sympathies to the friends and family of the victim. More coverage of the shooting will follow as details are released.