Public Safety & Security Statement
The Department of Public Safety provides the following information for notification and distribution to all members of the University community in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Campus Security Act.
On September 25, 2010 at approximately 12:30 a.m. a shooting occurred at a private residence located on South Clinton St. in East Orange, New Jersey, approximately one mile from campus, where a party was being held.
Based on information currently available to the University, an individual became involved in an altercation inside of the residence and left, returning moments later with a handgun. Shots were fired by this subject and five students were wounded by the gunfire. Three of the victims are Seton Hall University students, two victims are from another local college.
East Orange Police were in the area and responded immediately to the scene but the shooter eluded apprehension. He is described as a black male, mid 20’s, 5’11” – 6’2”, dark complexion, stocky build, low haircut, with a scruffy full beard.
A Task Force has been formed by the Prosecutor’s Office to investigate this crime; members of the Task Force are East Orange Police Department, Essex County Sheriff’s Department, South Orange Police Department, Newark Police Department, and Seton Hall Public Safety and Security Office.
A $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this crime has been offered by Essex County Crime Stoppers through the Essex County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information about this crime should contact the East Orange Violent Crimes Task Force at 973-266-5060 or East Orange Anonymous Crime Tips Hotline at 973-266-5041.
Counseling support services are available to all students. Please contact Public Safety at 973-761-9300 to be put in contact with a counselor.
The Department of Public Safety would like to remind you to travel in groups when walking off campus. Whenever possible take the SHUFLY shuttle, the CASE van or public transportation. When possible, carry a cell phone and dial 911 in an emergency. The South Orange Police can be contacted directly at (973) 763-3000. Public Safety can be contacted at (973) 761-9300.
We will continue to update you as information becomes available.
For more information please contact:
Public Safety and Security