Students at NIU are in mourning today, following the death of Northern Illinois University student Steven R. Agee II.
The Chicago Tribune reports that Agee, 22, was a senior majoring in sociology. Agee was fatally shot early Wednesday morning at an off-campus party.
The gunman fled after the shooting, but DeKalb police say they have made a significant development in the case and are following "some very promising leads." The gunman was described as an African-American man, about 20 years old, with a dark complexion, between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-11and last seen wearing a dark jacket.
NIU officials initially issued an emergency alert advising students to use caution and avoid unnecessary travel. But DeKalb police released a statement at 6:30 a.m. saying "there is no imminent threat to the university or community at large because the situation was an isolated incident that occurred as a result of an argument that escalated between two people at an off-campus party."
Read more about the NIU off-campus shooting here.