Temple responds to shooting

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Read the criminal history of suspect Marshall Thomas here.

thomas-marshall.JPGTemple has released a statement about last night’s shooting at 15th and Norris streets.

The statement, sent through e-mail by Vice President of Operations William Bergman, addresses Temple’s decision not to use the TU-Alert system to notify students, faculty and staff about the incident.

“Because the police determined that the incident had been contained, the alert system was not implemented,” Bergman said.

The TU-Alert system, which sends text messages, voicemails and e-mails to those who registered, was just tested on Friday.

The statement acknowledges the shooting of a 19-year-old female outside of a security booth next to the turf field Tuesday night around 11:30 p.m. Police are searching for their suspect, Marshall Thomas, 19, who is considered armed and dangerous.

“[Philadelphia Police] believe the shooting was a result of a domestic disagreement, and neither the perpetrator nor the victim are believed to have any ties to Temple,” Bergman said.

The victim, who has not been named, is in critical condition at Temple Hospital. The guard in the booth, an AlliedBarton worker, was not harmed.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Marshall Thomas, contact the Philadelphia Police Department or dial 9-1-1.

Chris Stover can be reached at stover@temple.edu.

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