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Temple University junior Daniel Duignam was shot and killed in his off-campus apartment on Saturday, according to a statement on the school website by Temple President Richard M. Englert.

Duignam was a 21-year-old business student from Northampton County. He was reportedly shot three times in his North Philadelphia apartment at 17th and Diamond streets around 9 p.m and was found dead about an hour later.

Both the Philadelphia Police Department and Temple Police are investigating the homicide and, although the motive remains unknown, Temple’s official announcement noted that the investigators “do not believe that this was a random act.” It also indicated that the school will "enhance patrols" around campus as the investigation continues.

Englert added in the statement that the University will increase campus security with additional patrols in the area around campus.

“On behalf of everyone at Temple, I want to extend my deepest sympathies to Daniel’s family and friends at this tragic time,” Englert wrote in the statement. “They are in the thoughts and prayers of us all.”

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