Seven People Shot in Home Near Ball State

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Seven People Shot in Home Near Ball State

Muncie Police say it happened around 12:45 at a home on Euclid Avenue during a large party. Investigators believe some sort of fight broke out and led to the shooting.

UPDATE: At least one of the people shot just before 1 a.m. in Muncie, near Ball State, was a student at the University, said the school in a statement.

From Ball State:

A shooter has been apprehended and the individual is not a Ball State student.

Ball State University has confirmed that one of its students was among the seven people shot. This student has been treated and released from Ball Memorial Hospital.

“Keeping all members of our campus community safe is a top priority,” said Ball State University President Geoffrey S. Mearns. “This is a very unfortunate event. We wish all the victims a full and prompt recovery.”

Ball State is making counselors and other personnel available to assist the campus community in dealing with the event. 
 

Original Story:

MUNCIE, Ind.--Seven people were shot at a home near Ball State University's campus early this morning.

Muncie Police say it happened around 12:45 at a home on Euclid Avenue during a large party. Investigators believe some sort of fight broke out and led to the shooting.

Three of the seven people are dealing with life-threatening injuries. One of the victims was taken to a hospital in Indianapolis.

Police are searching for suspects.

Ball State released an alert just after 1 am telling students to stay away from the area. About 40 minutes later, they sent out another alert saying there was no ongoing threat to campus.

People at the party were college-aged, Muncie Police Chief Joe Winkle said. It is unclear at this time if any of the shooting victims are Ball State students. 

The identities of the victims have not been given out at this time.  

Vice President Mike Pence has commented on the shooting. 

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