Police are nonetheless looking for a suspect in a capturing Friday night time close to the SUNY Potsdam campus by which a girl was killed, district officers mentioned.
In keeping with state police, the sufferer was Elizabeth Howell, 21, of Putnam Co. Paterson, a scholar at Potstankland Conservatory of Music.
“We mourn the lack of Beth as a campus group and put her household, pals and family members in our hearts throughout this troublesome time,” the faculty mentioned in a Saturday information launch. “Please assist one another as we work to know this tragedy and don’t hesitate to ask for assist if wanted. We should assist one another as we mourn this nice loss.”
Lessons cancelled on Monday, February 21. The College Advising Centre supplies advert hoc assist all through the weekend.
At round 5:09 p.m., village police acquired a report of a capturing close to the campus. Friday, based on SUNY Potsdam. A feminine sufferer was taken to Potsdam-Canton Hospital, the place she was pronounced lifeless, based on the St. Lawrence County coroner.
In keeping with an announcement from the college, the capturing occurred at a live performance occasion close to the college’s Crane College of Music, and everybody current should defend themselves on the scene.
A suspect within the incident was nonetheless being looked for late Friday, however the college students had been allowed to return to their properties. College students are suggested to journey with an escort or group and to report suspicious exercise to legislation enforcement.
New York State Police had been on the scene, based on the college.
“We at the moment don’t have any additional details about the sufferer or suspect,” the assertion mentioned. “We all know tonight’s information is disturbing, and we admire your endurance and sympathy as we wait to be taught extra about this incident.”
Residents are requested to report suspicious exercise to Village Police at (315) 265-2121 or Campus Police at (315) 267-2222.