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UPDATE: One Victim Dies After 7 People Were Shot At House Party Near Ball State University

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MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A coroner says one of seven people shot at an off-campus party near Ball State University in Indiana has died.


Delaware County Coroner Rick Howell says 17-year-old Daymarr Kennedy was pronounced dead at 11:45 a.m. Monday at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.


The (Muncie) Star Press reports Kennedy was one of three young men critically wounded in the shootings early Saturday . The two others remained hospitalized Monday.


Police have arrested 19-year-old VaShaun Harnett of Muncie and charged him with two counts of attempted murder. Harnett is being held in the Delaware County Jail.


The university said in a statement Saturday that Harnett is not a Ball State student. It said one of the shooting victims was a student who had been treated and released from a Muncie hospital.

PREVIOUS UPDATE:  

Ball State University says a man arrested in the shootings of seven people at an off-campus party near its Indiana campus is not enrolled as a student.

The university issued a statement Saturday that also says it has confirmed that one of its students was among the seven people shot.

That student has been treated and released from a Muncie hospital.

Three of the people who were shot are in critical condition.

ORIGINAL POST:

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Police say seven people have been shot at an off-campus party near Ball State University in Indiana.

Muncie Police Chief Joe Winkle says that three people are in critical condition after the shooting early Saturday. Winkle says some of the victims are Ball State students. He says one was airlifted to a hospital in Indianapolis.

Winkle says it appears the shooting happened after "some kind of confrontation inside the house." He says about 50 to 75 people were in the house at the time.

There was no immediate confirmation of any arrests.

Ball State issued a campus alert shortly after the shootings warning members of the university community to stay clear of the area.

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