The man involved in the shooting near Dartmouth College's campus in Hanover, N.H. on Friday evening has been arrested. The victim, who is a 19-year-old student not affiliated with Dartmouth, is currently in stable condition at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Hanover Police identified Gage Young, 22, from Lebanon, N.H., as the suspect after noticing a suspicious vehicle parked about three and half miles away from the college. Officials say the shooting appears to be an "isolated event."
School officials said they heard a single gunshot fired near School and West Wheelock streets in Hanover, blocks away from the Dartmouth bookstore and the college's Office of Admissions. The school's college paper, The Dartmouth, reported that the shooting occurred at the Christian Science Reading Room, located at 1 School St.
The college issued a shelter-in-place warning on Friday night for nearly three hours, but lifted it around 12:40 a.m. on Nov. 3.
A witness to the shooting told The Dartmouth that at the time of the shooting, she heard a car driving by her "really fast" and heard something that "sounded like a slam." Officials confirmed that the victim was shot in the back as Young was driving through campus.
At 11:20 p.m., the college tweeted that additional shots were being reported from multiple different locations on campus. Later, however, the college issued a statement that Hanover police had investigated reports of these additional shots on campus but “found nothing to indicate shots occurred in those locations.”
Dartmouth College is a member of the Ivy League, and home to about 6,500 students.