Vincent Peter Valentin, a 21-year-old University of Oklahoma student, pointed a gun at a Wal-Mart employee, fired shots at a fraternity house, threw a hatchet toward members of the same fraternity, and then killed himself late Wednesday, March 22.
According to the Norman Police Department, Valentin, 21, was found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound a short distance from the Phi Gamma Delta house.
Via News OK:
About 11:00 P.M., Wednesday, Norman police were dispatched on a report of a man with a hatchet destroying shrubbery outside the Wal-Mart at 3651 Classen Blvd. Police were told that when approached by a store employee, the man pointed a gun at him, then left the scene.
Shortly afterward, police received a call that a man matching the same description had driven through the back fence of a fraternity house in the 1200 block of College Avenue. Preliminary information indicates that the man, later identified as Valentin, fired two rounds at the residence and one inside his vehicle.
After being confronted by several members of the fraternity, Valentin pointed the gun at them and attempted to fire a shot, and threw a hatchet toward the fraternity members. No one was injured, police said.
Norman, Oklahoma police found Valentin’s body west of the fraternity house with the gun nearby. According to police, early information indicates that Valentin, who was a pre-law studies major had prior issues with the targeted fraternity.
Rowdy Gilbert, a spokesman for the university, said counseling services were made available to members of Phi Gamma Delta and any affected students. The incident remains under investigation by Norman police.
Who is Vincent Peter Valentin?
Vincent Peter Valentin was a 21-year-old University of Oklahoma student who pointed a gun at a Wal-Mart employee, fired shots at a fraternity house, threw a hatchet toward members of the same fraternity, before killing himself late Wednesday, March 22.
On his Twitter account, (which is linked to his Soundcloud that has in the URL) Valentin was posting disturbeing messages throughout the day of the incident:
Vincent Peter Valentin, a pre-law major junior at the University of Oklahoma, attacked the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and a Wal-Mart employee before shooting himself on the night of March 22, 2017.
Valentin, who was destroying shrubbery outside the Wal-Mart at 3651 Classen Blvd with a hatchet, pointed a gun at one of the employees. Shortly afterward, police received a call that a man matching the same description had driven through the back fence of a fraternity house.
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