Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Marshall police look into shooting on campus of Wiley College

From Staff Reports
Jan. 16, 2018 at 4 a.m.

Marshall police are investigating a shooting that happened early Monday on the campus of Wiley College. A bullet was fired into a female dorm room at Strickland Hall during a shooting in the parking lot.

Wiley College increased the number of patrol officers on campus Monday following an earlymorning shooting, where police said a bullet was fired into a dorm room with three female students inside.

Marshall police said on Monday that no arrests have been made following the shooting, which happened about 12:15 a.m. on Monday at Wiley College's Strickland Hall dorms.

Police said two people in a black sedan appeared to have exchanged gunfire with a person in the dorm's parking lot before speeding off and hitting a retaining wall in the parking lot.

Damage to the wall and pieces of the car could be seen laying beside the parking lot on Monday. Police said they are asking for any one to report seeing a black sedan with extensive front end damage.

No injuries were reported as a result of the shooting and the dorm hall did not appear to be the target of the shooting, police officials said.

Wiley College spokeswoman Tammy Taylor said on Monday that the college is relieved no one was injured and security on campus has been increased.

"Wiley College is thankful that no one was injured during the early Monday incident in which unknown persons in an unidentified vehicle discharged a weapon on the grounds of a residence hall," Taylor said. "In any and all matters, the first and foremost priority at Wiley College is ensuring the safety of our students.

"As the investigation continues, campus security officers have increased their patrols at the residence hall and throughout the campus," she added. "The Marshall Police Department has been asked to increase its patrols of the campus as well."

Anyone with information is asked to call the Marshall police at (903) 935-4575. Callers can remain anonymous by calling Marshall/Harrison County Crime Stoppers at (903) 935-9969.



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