Student arrested in Delaware college shooting

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PHILADELPHIA, Sep 25 (Reuters) Police arrested a Delaware State University student in connection with a campus shooting that left two students wounded, one of them seriously, the college said.

Loyer Braden, 18, a freshman from East Orange, New Jersey, faces charges including attempted first-degree murder, assault and possession of a firearm during a felony. He was arraigned and is in custody.

Classes were canceled and students were told to remain in their dormitories on Friday and Saturday after the shooting shortly before 1 am (1030 IST) on Friday, following an argument in a cafeteria at the college in Dover, Delaware.

One of the victims, 17-year-old Shalita Middleton, remains in serious condition in a nearby hospital. The male victim, Nathaniel Pugh, was listed in stable condition, college authorities said.

''The campus and the community can now breathe easier,'' said James Overton, chief of the university police, in a statement after a three-day investigation that led to the suspect's arrest yesterday.

The college returned to a full schedule yesterday.

Reuters KK VP0523

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