Student dead after shooting at New Jersey fraternity house
NEW YORK, May 2 (Reuters) - A male student was fatally shot early Monday morning at a fraternity house near the campus of New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, New Jersey, authorities said.
The victim was shot at the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house shortly after 3 a.m. and confirmed dead at University Hospital in Newark two hours later. His identity is being withheld until the family has been notified, Essex County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Thomas Fennelly said.
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"The investigation is just getting underway," said Katherine Carter, a spokeswoman for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office.
Local media reported that the motive was robbery.
A representative for the NJIT chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon did not immediately respond to a request for comment. (Editing by Frank McGurty and Bill Rigby)