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UPDATE: Classes to resume at Pa. university after shooting

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 CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a student at Widener University in suburban Philadelphia is being treated at a local hospital after he was shot on campus and the university warned students to remain indoors while police search for the suspected shooter.

 The school said on its website that the student was shot near the Schwartz Athletic Center on the school's campus around 8:45 p.m. Monday.


A nursing supervisor at Crozer Chester Medical Center says that the victim was in surgery late Monday night. The university said the student's family has been notified.

Widener is a private, co-ed university located in Chester, Pennsylvania located about 15 miles southwest of Philadelphia.

The university also has three other campuses in Harrisburg, Exton and Wilmington, Delaware.

 

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a shooting on the campus of a university outside of Philadelphia does not appear to be a random act of violence and classes will resume Tuesday morning as the search for the gunman continues.

Police say a gunman shot a student sitting in the parking lot of Widener University's athletic center Monday night. Officials say the student is in critical, but stable condition at Crozer-Chester Medical Center Tuesday after undergoing surgery.

Widener asked students to remain inside until 6 a.m. as police continue searching for the suspect, but the university says that the campus was secured by police.

Chester Police Chief Joseph Bail says there is a strong police presence at the university located 14 miles south of Philadelphia and students just need to be careful.

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