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Two People Shot At Phi Beta Sigma ‘Barn’ Party



A night of fun at an Eastern Illinois University frat party’s late night function went awry after gun violence sent two victims to the hospital, the Journal Gazette and Time-Courier reports.

Chaos ensued after a reported 100 people out of 400 partygoers began fighting in the street. Gunshots rang out leaving two people injured. Neither victim were university students.

Authorities plan to file attempted murder charges for the suspects responsible for the melee.

The event was promoted by the university’s Phi Beta Sigma chapter and G.O.M.A.B. Productions, a Chicago-based company. “G.O.M.A.B.,” JG-TC reports, is the motto of the Blue and White fraternity and means: “Guidance, Obstacles, Mind, Atmosphere and Blasted.”

Dejuan Sherman, the chapter’s president, denies his chapter having any involvement in the “barn” party.

“Phi Beta Sigma Delta Chi chapter, our undergrad chapter, had nothing to do with this barn party,” Sherman said. “I’m sorry for the individuals that was harmed during the barn party. We’re pretty much here to clear our name and say we had nothing to do with this. This was ran by a private party. This was funded by a private party, conducted by a private party. Everything after that, we can’t tell you too much because we really don’t know. But Phi Beta Sigma Delta Chi as an organization, we had nothing with this.”

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