When paramedics arrived, Cosby was put on a stretcher and taken by ambulance to Beth Israel, where his condition was “stable,” according to reports from Cambridge Police Department Spokesman James DeFrancesco over the course of the evening.
The victim’s mother, Denise Cosby, said that her son died at 3:30 a.m. at Beth Israel, where she was attending to him.
Cosby said she did not know what her son was doing on Harvard’s campus. She saw reports of the shooting on television Monday evening, she said, but went about her life with no idea that her son was involved in the incident until she got a call from a friend of his at the hospital.
Kirkland House Masters Tom and Verena Conley notified the House of the shooting in an e-mail sent at 5:32 p.m Monday. A Harvard University text message alert was sent to students subscribed to the system 13 minutes later.
“We ask everyone to cooperate with the police and staff in the hours ahead,” the House Masters wrote. “We will apprise everyone of further developments.”
Conley said later Monday evening that administrators were making preparations to extend “exam forgiveness” to students hampered by delays due to that day’s incident. The provisions would allow Kirkland residents to “renegotiate the taking of exams because people are unable to get to their things and their rooms,” he said.
According to Conley, students were “visibly shaken but very reassured” as of Monday evening.
Leone, the district attorney, said at yesterday afternoon’s press conference that police “do not believe there to be an ongoing safety or security threat” in the wake of the shooting, and a Harvard police advisory e-mailed to students on Monday that police believe the incident was “isolated.”
Around 8 p.m., University President Drew G. Faust walked into Kirkland, telling reporters that she was there to address students.
Massachusetts, Cambridge, and Harvard police were all on the scene as of 6:30 p.m. News helicopters were also hovering overhead midway through the hour.
—Aparicio J. Davis, Bora Fezga, Christian B. Flow, Athena Y. Jiang, and William N. White contributed to the reporting of this story.
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