Student dead after shooting at New Jersey fraternity house

Man Killed in Shooting at Frat House in New Jersey
Man Killed in Shooting at Frat House in New Jersey

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)

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