LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. (WTXF/AP) - Authorities say a female security guard working at a Chester County university was hit by a stray bullet, overnight.
It happened when shots were fired just after 3:30am Sunday, amid Lincoln University’s homecoming festivities.
The university said the shots were fired on its main campus. One of those bullets hit a van carrying private security guards, striking an officer. She was taken to the hospital for surgery to remove the bullet.
Officials said no students were injured.
Pennsylvania State Police and university police were investigating. No arrests have been announced.
Officials said guards from Imperial Security had been hired to provide security for homecoming festivities over the weekend.
In Saturday's football game, Elizabeth City State beat Lincoln, 33-23.
Lincoln University issued this statement, later Sunday morning:
"At 3:33 a.m., an altercation occurred on the main campus of Lincoln University. Shots were fired and a bullet hit a van that was carrying individuals from Imperial Security, a private firm hired by Lincoln University for the homecoming festivities that occurred over the weekend.
"A female officer was stuck by a stray bullet and was transported to Christiana Hospital. She will undergo surgery to remove the bullet.
"Pennsylvania State Police are on campus assisting Lincoln University Police with their investigation. Lincoln "University students are safe and were not involved in the incident.
"Anyone with information should call Lincoln University Public Safety at 484-365-8139."