Student Shot on Pa. University Campus

Widener students told to stay inside as cops hunt shooter
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 21, 2014 1:09 AM CST
Student Shot on Pa. University Campus
Police investigate a car, left, at the athletic center of Widener University in Chester, Pa. after a student was shot.   (AP Photo/Delaware County Daily Times, Robert J. Gurecki)

A gunman shot a college student sitting in the parking lot of Widener University's athletic center last night, but officials said the campus was secure, even as they warned students to remain inside as police searched for the shooter across the city of Chester, Pa. Police say the student was shot once in the side by an unknown gunman around 8:45pm and he called 911 himself.

The victim wasn't identified and his condition wasn't immediately known, but a nursing supervisor at a medical center said he was in surgery. Widener said in a statement on its website that Chester police had secured the campus and did not believe there was an "active shooter" on the campus, but asked students to remain inside until 6am. Police are reviewing surveillance footage and using K-9 units to track the suspect, who they believe fled into a residential neighborhood adjacent to the athletic complex on the edge of the campus. (Read more Pennsylvania stories.)

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