Shooting at Colby College’s annual “Doghead” party raises safety concerns

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WATERVILLE — A shooting at Colby College’s annual “Doghead” party has raised concerns about safety and security on the campus.

No one was injured in the shooting, but the incident has sparked an investigation.

According to a police affidavit, Waterville resident Andrew Gifford has been charged with reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon.

Gifford allegedly fired a handgun in a hallway filled with partygoers after being hit in the head with a bottle by a man with whom he had fought years earlier.

The party where the shooting occurred is held annually by students on the closest Friday to St. Patrick’s Day.

Colby College officials have not yet commented on the incident.

Gifford is currently the only person who has been charged in the incident, but the case remains under investigation.

Police are consulting with the district attorney’s office for Kennebec and Somerset counties about additional charges that could be filed.

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