A few days ago, Drake University released an updated timeline for the tragic shooting of an African-American student in Denver.
The timeline, which was shared on the school’s website, stated that the incident occurred on the evening of May 17, 2016.
The shooter, 18-year-old Drake University student Kaitlin Murphy, had been on campus the night before for a class discussion, according to a police report.
She was shot once in the chest and once in her neck.
While the timeline states that the shooter was a student, it also indicates that Murphy had been in contact with Drake University officials.
Murphy had a “bias incident report” filed with the university, which noted that she was involved in a fight the previous night with two other students, according the report.
Murphy was the only black person in the class, according Drake’s website.
Drake said in a statement that Murphy was “the victim of a senseless, violent act.”
It was unclear whether Murphy had contact with the students involved in the fight.
“While we are devastated by this tragedy, we are also grateful that the victim of this act was a Drake student,” Drake University President Mark Johnson wrote in a message to the campus community.
“She was the victim not of a crime, but of an injustice.
We will continue to support her in any way we can and continue to be a beacon of diversity and inclusion on our campus.”
Drake University, the only public university in Colorado, is a private, liberal arts school that specializes in liberal arts education.