Bullets sprayed outside the University of Oklahoma Phi Gamma Delta house last night around 11 p.m. by an unnamed suspect who drove his car through the fraternity’s back fence before unloading rounds at the chapter’s mansion and up into the air. No FIJI brothers were harmed during this bizarre incident, but police unfortunately found the shooter dead from a self inflicted gunshot wound on the lawn of a nearby house.
We’ve received multiple tips that have alluded to the gunman being a scorned freshman rushee, but little has been confirmed about his identity or motive behind the shooting. Regardless of what may or may not have led up to last night’s events, it’s always a tragedy to see a clearly unstable youngin’ resort to violence and ultimately take his own life rather than get the help he needs.
If this was in fact a dude that felt slighted about not getting a bid or the way rush went as a whole, it should serve as a reminder to all of Greek life that we really have no idea what’s going through a stranger’s head or the personal demons they may be dealing with on a daily basis. And guess what most rushees are? That’s right. Total strangers. So when you invite these guys out to the house or a recruitment event, keep that in mind and be careful. Obviously most kids aren’t going to be a fit for your organization, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be respectful when you inform them that it’s time to move on. Just be a decent human being. It’s not that hard.
Our thoughts here at TFM go out to the suspect’s family and we’re extremely glad to hear no OU FIJIs were injured. P!.
[via News 9]