Monday, September 18, 2006

The mark of violence

I have worked at this institution as an adjunct instructor - it is a friendly, pleasant campus. But to many it doesn't feel that way right now...
Five Duquesne basketball players injured in campus shooting early Sunday
Updated 9/18/2006 9:52 PM ET

PITTSBURGH (AP) — As basketball players Aaron Jackson and Stephen Wood lay helpless in front of a Duquesne University dormitory, bullet after bullet flew by them — and the same thought crossed each of their minds.

"It seemed like the bullets never stopped coming," Jackson said Monday, absent-mindedly rubbing the left wrist that was grazed by one of the bullets.

"They kept coming, constantly," Wood said.

Five Duquesne players were struck by those bullets early Sunday morning by an unidentified shooter or shooters that injured nearly half of the team's scholarship athletes — a blow unparalleled in any NCAA Division I basketball program.

On Monday, three players remained hospitalized. Junior-college transfer forward Sam Ashaolu, 23, of Toronto, a cousin of former Houston Rockets star Hakeem Olajuwon, was in critical condition, his life in danger, after a bullet shattered and separated into three sections of his head...

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