Shooting near Rutgers University under investigation, hospitalized in several critical condition

Several people were hospitalized after being shot at a party early Sunday morning near Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

The Rutgers University Police Department confirmed that the campus incident occurred around 1:30 a.m. when an unknown assailant – or assailants – fired several shots, killing several people. The shooting took place in Delfield Street.

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“Those injured were rushed to an area hospital and the injuries were described as serious,” said Kenneth Cope, executive director of public safety at Rutgers University and chief of university police. “Information is limited at this time according to the details of the offender (s) and the investigation is active and ongoing.”

The number of victims has not been made public by the authorities. The motive behind the shooting remains unknown.

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The New Brunswick Police Department is actively investigating the incident and asks that anyone, or who may have been in the area at the time, contact the Detective Bureau of the NBPD at 732-745-5217.