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3 students injured after stabbing, assault at Brock University

Last Updated Mar 22, 2019 at 7:17 am EST

Niagara Regional Police badge. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Francis Vachon

Niagara regional police are investigating an assault on the campus of Brock University that sent three students to hospital.

Police said they were called to the St. Catharines campus around 8 p.m. following reports of a shooting.

When they arrived, they found three injured men in their 20s — all students at Brock — near a residence.

Two victims were stabbed and the third man was injured after a struggle with the suspects. Initially, police said the third person may have been shot by a pellet gun.

The students’ injuries were not life-threatening and they have since been released to hospital.

“It is very early in the investigation but there are indications that this was a targeted incident,” Const. Phil Gavin said. “There is no ongoing threat to safety.”

Police said they were searching for four suspects who were seen fleeing the campus in a car. However, police later said they were searching for two male suspects.

According to police, suspect #1 is in his 20s with a slim build and possibly of East Indian descent. He was wearing a dark toque and a dark mask covering the low portion of his face, and dark-coloured clothing.

Police said suspect #2 is also in his 20s with a slim build and possibly of East Indian descent. He was wearing light-coloured clothing and possibly grey pants.

There were reports the campus had been put into lock down but police confirm there was never a lock down requested or implemented.

Police said the weapons used by the suspects, which included a knife and a pellet gun, have not been recovered.