On early Sunday morning during an outdoor gathering a shooting took place on the campus of Wiley College after a brief altercation. According to witnesses, during this brief altercation, a person, who is not a student of Wiley College, went to a vehicle and retrieved a firearm, returned to the gathering, and opened fire on the crowd. Two victims were shot and received non-life-threatening injuries. The victims were not involved in the earlier brief altercation according to witnesses. The shooting victims were transported to the local hospitals. Those allegedly involved in this incident were not Wiley College students.
The incident is currently under investigation by the City of Marshall Police Department and the Wiley College Police Department. The investigation is in its preliminary stages but updates will be provided as they become available.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. The Wiley College community is deeply saddened by this senseless violence.