A fraternity party at a house off campus near Seton Hall University in East Orange, New Jersey turned deadly last night. At about midnight a young man who had been earlier told he could not join the party returned and opened fire on the crowd, notes the NY Post.
The shooting occurred in a rental apartment in a home on South Clinton Street. This location is only about a half mile from the Seton Hall University campus.
Jessica Moore, Shot to Death
Jessica Moore, age 19 and from Virginia, was shot in the head and taken to the University Hospital in Newark. She died this afternoon from the injury. In total, three female and two males were shot at the party. Some of the people shot are students at Seton Hall University and also at New Jersey Institute of Technology.
A recent graduate of Seton Hall who was at the party at the time of the shooting told NJ.com that chaos erupted. “The whole crowd was like a stampede. Girls were being trampled on… People were jumping out of windows. Everyone was just petrified.”
$10,000 Reward: Call Police with Information about the Shooter
If you have any information about the shooter, notify the anonymous crime hotline at 973- 266- 5041 or call the Essex County Crime Stopper hotline at 973 – 877- TIPS. Do the right thing. A young woman has died. Someone out there knows who committed this crime. Let the police know so justice can be found for Jessica Moore’s murder.
Description of the Shooter at Seton Hall Party
The shooter is still on the loose. He is in his mid twenties. He is African American, has a beard, and has a height of about 5’11 to 6’2 and a heavy build.
Gun violence is always tragic. It is never more so than when it results in murder of a young person. Jessica Moore had her whole life in front of her. Now she is gone. Her parents are surely experiencing unimaginable pain at this unexpected loss.
Too many people are getting murdered with guns in America. Many of them are just kids or young adults. Where will it stop? What is it in our society that leads someone to think they can just shoot up a party?
College parties are supposed to be fun. It is a shame that gun violence is so out of control in our society that even a party can end up a crime scene.
RIP to Jessica Moore. And best wishes to the other people who were shot at the party for a quick recovery.