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Police investigating shooting, robbery after university's homecoming

An investigation is underway following an a robbery and shooting at Lincoln University early Sunday morning.

Two 22-year-old students from New York City were robbed and a 20-year-old female security guard was struck by gunfire as a result of the incident, state police said. The incident occurred at around 3:30 a.m. Sunday at the school’s main campus in Lower Oxford Township.

Police said the two male students were attacked by six or seven black males in their 20s on the north side of the school’s campus. At least one of the assailants was armed. The victims fought back, but were overpowered, allowing the thieves to take jewelry.

One of the victims got into his vehicle and struck several of the assailants with the automobile as he tried to fend off the thieves, police said. The assailants fired three of four shots at the oncoming vehicle in an attempt to stop the victim. The victim’s car was struck, but he was uninjured, police said.

A van passing by in the other direction was also struck by gunfire and the security guard inside sustained a gunshot wound to the right arm. She is employed by Imperial Security and had been hired to provide additional security during the Lincoln University’s homecoming festivities, according to Associated Press reports.

The woman was taken to Christiana Hospital for treatment of not life-threatening injuries. No students were injured by gunfire, police said.

State police in Avondale are asking anyone with information about the incident to call 610-268-2022.

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