Widener University Male Student Shot on Campus … College on Lockdown, Students Asked to Remain Inside


Widener University in Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania on lock-down after student shot on campus.

A student has been shot at  Widener University in Pennsylvania and is being treated at a local hospital for his wounds. According to 6ABC, the shooting happened at approximately 8:45 p.m. Monday near the Schwartz Athletic Center, in the vicinity of 18th Street and Melrose Avenue. The student was taken to Crozer Chester Medical Center for treatment; his condition is not known. According to the most recent news reports, there have been no arrests, the gunman is not in custody.

Widener College Shooting

A student at Widener University in Pennsylvania is being treated at a local hospital after he was shot on campus and university officials warned students to remain indoors while police search for the suspected shooter, authorities said.

The school said on its website that the shooting occurred at approximately 8:45 Monday night near the Schwartz Athletic Center on the school’s campus in suburban Philadelphia.

A nursing supervisor at Crozer Chester Medical Center told the Associated Press that the victim was in surgery late Monday, but did not elaborate on his condition. The university said the student’s family had been notified.

UPDATE I: Widener University Alerts:

A Widener University student was shot in the vicinity of Schwartz Athletic Center earlier this evening at approximately 8:45 p.m. The student is currently under treatment at Crozer Chester Medical Center. His family has been notified .  We are not releasing the name of the injured student at this time.

The suspect is still at large. Chester Police have secured the campus, and Chester Police believe there is no active shooter on campus.

Anyone who has any information about the shooting, please contact 610-447-7908.

Students should remain indoors until 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, January 21, 2014.  Continue to check Campus Cruiser for details.

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UPDATE II: Widener Student Shot, Gunman on the Loose.

Police say they have not yet spoken to the victim and so far have no information on a possible motive or description of the shooter.

Police suspect the gunman fled into the Summer Hill neighborhood of Chester, which borders the athletic center. Dogs with the K-9 unit tracked his scent in that direction, according to investigators.

Officers say they found one shell casing at the scene and believe the gunman used a revolver to fire one shot. They are currently reviewing surveillance video from the exterior of the athletic center to determine if it captured the shooting.

UPDATE III: No Arrests made yet, but the university said that the campus had been secured by police and that classes will resume Tuesday.

Dan Hanson, a spokesman for the university, said Tuesday that “all indications are this was not a random act of violence.” He would not release further details of the investigation.

Widener asked students to remain inside until 6 a.m. as police continue searching for the suspect, but the university said that the campus had been secured by police and that classes were to resume as scheduled Tuesday morning.

If anyone has any information about the shooting, please contact 610-447-7908.

Posted January 20, 2014 by
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