Police investigate Labor Day shooting at fraternity house


The Tau Gamma fraternity house, where a shooting took place. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Shooting at Chico State Fraternity house was reported and remains under investigation.

Tau Gamma Exterior
Outside the Tau Gamma fraternity, where a shooting was reported. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

According to Chico Police, a shooting occurred over the Labor Day weekend at the Tau Gamma Theta Fraternity House.

Sept. 1 at about 11:55 p.m., police responded to a shooting at 980 Chestnut St.
A man was found by officers with a gunshot wound in his lower leg.

Broken glass
Glass from beer bottles still outside the Tau Gamma Theta fraternity house on Chestnut St. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

The report states that prior to the shooting, a large party at the location was interrupted by a group trying to enter without student identification. A large fight broke out with residents and one subject produced a firearm and fired, striking the victim in the left calf.

Members of the intruding group were described through a press release as, “4-6 young black men… One of the subjects was described as wearing a red sweater and having dreadlocks. A second subject was described as wearing a green hooded sweatshirt.”

Some were allegedly seen leaving the scene “in a grey or silver sedan, with matte grey rims.”

An investigation is currently underway.

The Chico Police department requests that any person with information about this incident calls 530-897-4900.

Natalie Hanson can be reached at [email protected] or @NatalieH_Orion on Twitter.