A 21-year old student was killed and two other victims were injured reportedly during a brawl inside a residence hall at Lincoln University on Wednesday night.
The incident occurred at around 9:30 pm, when a multi-person brawl started at the Thurgood Marshall Living and Learning Center, a residence hall on the university's campus, located just outside of Oxford, Pennsylvania.
According to local outlet CBS 3 Philly, Lincoln University is "a Historically black college and university with a closed campus," and "keeping with its COVID-19 protocols, the campus has been closed to visitors since March of 2020."
Chester County District Attorney Deb Ryan told CBS 3:
"This is every parent’s nightmare, and we extend our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones impacted as a result of this tragedy."
A spokesperson from the university also commented: "We are deeply saddened by the incident that occurred on campus last night. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. We take the safety of our students seriously and are working with local authorities as there is an ongoing investigation."
According to the university's statement, the Chester County District Attorney's Office says "this was an isolated incident and that there's no immediate threat to the public. But still no one has been arrested." The investigation into this incident is ongoing with Chester County detectives leading the case.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, violent crime has been on the rise.