Two persons of interest in a shooting that killed one man and injured another in Shippensburg Township Sunday evening are students enrolled at Shippensburg University, according to State Trooper and Public Information Officer Megan Frazer.
The men, Quentin Eric Furlow Jr., 20, and Clayton Steve Wilson, 20, both of Philadelphia, are considered armed and dangerous, Frazer said.
The two victims in the case are not Shippensburg University students, she said.
The university said on its website the two men are not in class and there is no evidence they are on the campus. Frazer said authorities do not know their whereabouts.
Shippensburg University cancelled classes for the remainder of the day as of 2 p.m. "out of an abundance of caution," according to a statement posted on the university's website. Shortly before 8 p.m. Monday night, the university announced that, based on information it received from the state police, all classes and activities would resume on Tuesday.
"Although we have not received information that they are close to campus, state police have named the persons of interest as suspects and describe them as armed and dangerous," the university wrote. "We recognize there is an increased level of anxiety."
All university activities were also canceled for the remainder of the day, and nonessential personnel were dismissed.
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State Police at Carlisle said they are looking for two Philadelphia men as persons of interest after a shooting that killed one man and injured another in Shippensburg Township Sunday evening.
Police said they are looking for Quentin Eric Furlow Jr., 20, and Clayton Steve Wilson, 20. Both are black men, but police did not release any further details about what they look like or release photographs of them, as of Monday afternoon.
State Police said during a news conference that they consider the men armed and dangerous.
Police said Furlow may be driving a gray 2011 Infiniti G37 bearing Pennsylvania registration KZJ4211, and Wilson is possibly driving a gray 2009 Nissan Maxima bearing Pennsylvania registration KYE0169.
The announced persons of interest come after a shooting at 7:55 p.m. Sunday on Rotz Avenue in Shippensburg Township that killed Shakur Myers of Philadelphia, who was found dead from gunshot wounds. A second Philadelphia man was transported to Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital for a gunshot wound, and police said he was listed in critical condition.
The shooting occurred near the campus of Shippensburg University, which released a statement on its website Monday. The university said it will support the State Police in its investigation until the suspects are identified and apprehended.
The university's statement did not include information on if any of the people involved in the shooting were students, but the university's student newspaper, the Slate, reported that both Furlow and Wilson are students at the university, according to SU Chief of Police Michael Lee. The Slate said that in an email from the university to the campus, the two men are not in class and there is no evidence they are still on the university campus.
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One person is dead and another person is in critical condition after receiving gunshot wounds in Shippensburg Township on Sunday evening, according to State Police at Carlisle.
The shooting occurred at 7:55 p.m. Sunday on Rotz Avenue, behind the 200 block of High Street, police said.
Shakur Richard Myers, 21, of Philadelphia, was found dead from gunshot wounds, police said. Another person, also from Philadelphia, was taken to Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital and is in critical condition from a gunshot wound.
Police did not identify the shooter but said "individuals of interest have been identified." Anyone with information is asked to contact State Trooper John Boardman at 717-249-2121.
The location of the shooting is near Shippensburg University.
State Police Lt. Mark A. Magyar held a press conference late Sunday night and said law enforcement officials did not yet know whether the victims were university students, according to the Slate, Shippensburg University's student-run newspaper.
Two messages were sent to university students via the university's emergency alert system, the Slate said. According to the second alert issued to students at 11:18 p.m., "State Police report there is no immediate threat to the public at this time and continue to investigate.”
Daniel Walmer covers public safety for The Sentinel. You can reach him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 717-218-0021.
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