Teen dies from shooting that injured 6 others near Ball State

Crime Watch 8

MUNCIE, Ind. (WISH) — A teen who was one of seven people shot early Saturday morning at a house party near Ball State University has died. 

Daymarr Kennedy, 17, died Monday at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Delaware County Coroner Rick Howell confirmed by phone.

The shooting happened around 12:45 a.m. Saturday at a home in the 2400 block of Euclid Avenue. 

Ball State University released an alert online just after 1 a.m. advising students to stay away from the area as Muncie and Ball State police responded to the shooting. 

Some sort of confrontation occurred at a large party at the home, according to Muncie Police Chief Joe Winkle.

Seven people were shot and taken to hospitals, and three victims suffered life-threatening injuries, police confirmed over the weekend.

Around 12:30 p.m. Saturday, police announced the arrest of 19-year-old VaShaun Harnett, who faced two counts of attempted murder at that time.

University officials confirmed one Ball State student was shot. That student was released from Ball Memorial Hospital. 

“Keeping all members of our campus community safe is a top priority,” said Ball State University President Geoffrey S. Mearns in a statement. “This is a very unfortunate event. We wish all the victims a full and prompt recovery.”

The school made counselors and other personnel available to the campus community.

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