21-year-old Daniel Duignam was a third-year business student from Tatamy, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. A little before 10:00 p.m. on Saturday (May 5), he was discovered dead in his off-campus apartment located in the 1700 block of Diamond Street.
According to reports, Duignam was shot three times in the groin, forearm, and chest just before 10:00 p.m. Paramedics were called, and pronounced him dead at the scene. Philadelphia authorities disclosed that there was no sign of forced entry into his first-floor apartment.
However, there were indications of a struggle. Authorities declined to speculate the motive.
Duignam was studying risk management and insurance at Temple.
Temple University president, Richard Englert tweeted his condolences to Duignam’s friends and family, “The death of a member of Temple University’s community takes an enormous emotional toll on all of us.”
Englert explained that Temple police would increase patrols in the areas surrounding the campus. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 215-204-1234, or use the confidential tip line at 215-204-649.
Students can use the counseling services that will be offered to throughout the week. Temple University and Philadelphia police are still investigating the shooting.