Pennsylvania State Police have identified two people of interest believed to be involved in Sunday night’s shooting in Shippensburg Township that left one man dead and another in critical condition.
Police are looking for Quentin Eric Furlow Jr., 20, and Clayton Steve Wilson, 20, both of Philadelphia and both students at Shippensburg University, who allegedly are involved in the shooting that occurred on Rotz Avenue, Trooper Megan Frazer, public information officer with Pennsylvania State Police, told reporters Monday afternoon.
The Cumberland County Coroner was called to Rotz Avenue, behind the 200 block of High Street, around 7:55 p.m. Sunday after gunshots were fired. Police found Shakur Richard Myers, 21, of Philadelphia, who died of gunshot wounds at the scene, police said in a press release Monday morning. The other victim, Samir Rodney Stevenson, 21, of Philadelphia, remains in critical condition after being flown to Holy Spirit Geisinger Hospital in Camp Hill.
Frazer did not release any more information on the victims, or Stevenson's condition, during Monday’s press conference.
Furlow and Wilson are not in custody, and Frazer said they are believed to be armed and dangerous.
Furlow is possibly driving a gray 2011 Infiniti G37 bearing PA registration KZJ4211, and Wilson is possibly driving a gray 2009 Nissan Maxima bearing PA registration KYE0169, she said.
“There have been witnesses on scene, and they've indicated that they were around the area during this time,” she said.
No motive has been identified and the homicide is still under investigation by Pennsylvania State Police (Carlisle), and the Troop H, Major Case Team.
“To avoid the public being at risk, we are asking that they come forward to speak with police, or if anyone has any information to contact police immediately of their whereabouts,” she said.
Shippensburg University canceled classes beginning at 2 p.m. Monday.
“Based on recent information in the ongoing homicide investigation, in an abundance of caution, the university is canceling classes for the remainder of the day,” the university posted on its website. “Although we have not received information that they are close to campus, state police have named the persons of interest as suspects and describe them as armed and dangerous. We recognize there is an increased level of anxiety. Classes are canceled beginning at 2 p.m. All university activities are canceled. The university is taking this action in the best interest of students, faculty and staff.”
Shippensburg Area School District also opted not to dismiss elementary students on school buses Monday afternoon for safety reasons.
The Shippensburg University Slate, the independent student-run newspaper of SU, tweeted the following at 9:13 p.m. Sunday:
“Shots fired off campus on High St. in Shippensburg. Life Lion helicopter touched down behind Seth Grove Stadium at Shippensburg University and met with individuals leaving ambulance approx. 3 minutes ago.”
“Safety is a priority, we don't want (students) to feel like they aren't safe,” Frazer said. “We have Shippensburg Borough Police. We have the Pennsylvania State Police, and also the University has police. We are trying to create a safe environment for them. We want them to be aware and to know what to look for, in case they might still be in the area. But, we just want them to be alert.”
Online court dockets show neither Furlow nor Wilson have previous criminal records in Pennsylvania.
“We are deeply saddened by the events that took place in our community last night. Our thoughts are with those impacted by this tragedy. The Pennsylvania State Police and Shippensburg Township have the full support of Shippensburg University as the investigation continues,” said President Dr. Laurie Carter.
Students are urged to be aware of suspicious persons and report suspicious activity by immediately dialing 911 or calling campus police at: (717) 477-1444.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Trooper John Boardman at: (717) 249-2121.