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University of Richmond student found dead in New Jersey after shooting

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Police are investigating after a student at the University of Richmond was found dead after an apparent shooting in New Jersey.

Brendan Tevlin, 19, was found dead near his home around midnight in a vehicle in West Orange. Tevlin was from Livingston, Nj.

Sources tell our New York affiliate that he was found shot after playing video games with friends.

Tevlin was a student at the University of Richmond, and had just completed his freshman year.
He also graduated from Seton Hall Prep in New Jersey.

So far no arrests have been made.

President of the University of Richmond, Edward Ayers released the following statement on the school's Facebook page:

President Ayers' message:

I am writing to share the very sad news that rising sophomore Brendan Patrick Tevlin, of Livingston, N.J., died early this morning in West Orange, N.J. Brendan was the victim of a shooting which is under investigation.

Brendan planned to major in business and was active in club sports. We have been in touch with his family to offer the University's deepest condolences. Brendan had made many friends on campus during his first year in our community, and I encourage students affected by this terrible loss to reach out to campus resources, including the Richmond College Dean's Office, the Westhampton College Dean's Office, the Chaplaincy, and CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services). Even if you are not on campus this summer, please do not hesitate to call on them.

Our deepest sympathies are with Brendan's family and friends and all who knew him as a member of the University of Richmond campus community. Information about funeral arrangements will be shared when it becomes available.

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