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Gunman shoots 5 people at Seton Hall University; female student is killed

EAST ORANGE, N.J. — A man who was denied access to a private party at an apartment near Seton Hall University left and returned with a handgun, fatally shooting a university student and wounding four other people.

Seton Hall student Jessica Moore, 19, died from her injuries at 3:20 p.m. Saturday, said Katherine Carter, a spokeswoman for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office. Moore had been hospitalized in critical condition after the shooting just after midnight.

The other four victims were hospitalized with nonlife-threatening injuries. One has since been released, said East Orange Police Sgt. Andrew Di Elmo.

Di Elmo said the victims did not know the shooter, who fled on foot.

Police were offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the suspect's capture.

Police said that in addition to Moore, two of the other victims are both 19-year-old female students at Seton Hall, and one is a 25-year-old male student at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. The fifth victim is a 20-year-old man from New York City who is not a student.

Police were not releasing the other victims' names because the shooter remained at large, Di Elmo said.

Seton Hall, a private Catholic university in South Orange, about 15 miles west of New York City, enrolls about 10,000 students.

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Gunman shoots 5 people at Seton Hall University; female student is killed 09/25/10 [Last modified: Saturday, September 25, 2010 10:19pm]
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