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Student shot on Widener University campus in Pa.

Penn. College Student Shot, Shooter Still At Large


CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - A gunman shot a college student sitting in the parking lot of Widener University's athletic center Monday, but officials said the campus was secure, even as they warned students to remain inside as police searched across the city for the shooter

Chester police said the student was shot once in the side by an unknown gunman around 8:45 p.m. Monday and he called 911 himself. The victim, who wasn't identified, was listed in critical, but stable condition at Crozer-Chester Medical Center Tuesday morning after undergoing surgery Monday night, the hospital said.

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 6 a.m.

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

Chester police were reviewing surveillance footage and were 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.

Police told reporters that they found one shell casing on the scene and believe the shooter used a revolver.

Widener University is a private, co-ed university located in Chester, Delaware County, 14 miles south of Philadelphia. The university also has three other campuses in Harrisburg, Exton and Wilmington, Del.

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encogkneto1 January 21 2014 at 4:26 PM

They say a revolver. Ahem, how does a revolver leave a casing behind. This story does not make sense. It's not the guns, if you live in a metropolis, guns are available 24/7., black market. Remember the shoot out in Los Angeles, where the street had more gun power. The LAPD, had to enhance its gun power. Remember, or read how guns where taken from the Jews, due to registry of guns by the Germans, that went house to house and confiscated them. A revolver leaving a casing behind is a joke. Keep your guns....

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mily469 January 21 2014 at 4:33 PM

remember in the 1990's when Australia banned assault rifles? soon after that Australia was destroyed and turned into a socialist communist country!!!! wait, nothing actually happened at all except many untold number of innocent lives are able to live freely without fear of slaughter.

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tim_haney January 21 2014 at 7:15 PM

Your a good loyal socialist slave who knows it's place and king obama and it's minions thank you.

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mily469 January 21 2014 at 8:26 PM

it takes a special person to disagree with my post. yes, that is true too.

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kenmac7 January 21 2014 at 5:03 PM

Exactly

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mily469 January 21 2014 at 4:14 PM

5 school shootings in the last 17 days. 2 or 3 today alone. nothing more guns won't solve right? no, wrong.

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tim_haney January 21 2014 at 7:19 PM

I never heard a gun shoot someone, nor have I ever heard a car running over anyone without an idiot like a democrat being behind either.

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mily469 January 21 2014 at 8:26 PM

there obviously are a lot of things you never heard of tiny tim.

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mily469 January 21 2014 at 4:10 PM

unless you hunt, it is the weakest cowards among us who need a gun. that is just the truth.

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Alicia January 21 2014 at 4:59 PM

When you get robbed at knife point and nearly raped, you let me know how you feel about owning a gun to protect yourself then. Honest people use guns for protection and sporting uses. I was weaker than the 300lb goon that robbed me. I want to know how easy you can get away from someone like that?
It is only those who are weak and closed minded who have the view that someone is a coward to carry a weapon for protection. What do you do without one when you or your family is threatened? As you can see the police aren't sitting around the corner waiting to rescue you. I don't think begging is going to change your fate. I would rather be protected than dead because of my own arrogance and ignorance.

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mily469 January 21 2014 at 8:29 PM

well I do not trust you, or feel safer, with you having a gun. period.

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mily469 January 21 2014 at 4:03 PM

when i say you may have a right to own a gun but you do not have a right to kill i always get more negative ratings and responses. that obviously says folks want to be able to kill.

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Rich January 21 2014 at 4:36 PM

Actually, I do agree with you...I have a right to own gun(s), but I don't have the right to shoot someone (except in defense of myself or someone else).

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mily469 January 21 2014 at 4:37 PM

ah, to dream...

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tim_haney January 21 2014 at 7:21 PM

that's because your too close minded to come even close to understanding what it means.

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mily469 January 21 2014 at 8:32 PM

to kill? you are exactly why I believe there should be ZERO guns. I will let hunters and frightened weak folks have their gun at home. and I am really starting to warm up to some kind of gun insurance then. I want restitution from you OR your firearm. whats next, guns are people my friend? no thank you.

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PHILL AND TRISHA January 21 2014 at 4:00 PM

"todays daily dose of gun rights and what they do for America"..."kill other humans in the name of freedom"...sad..very sad....

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tim_haney January 21 2014 at 7:23 PM

what's sad are people who don't understand that right and why we have it!

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mily469 January 21 2014 at 8:33 PM

YOU DO NOT HAVE A RIGHT TO KILL. get that thought out of that space between your ears.

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greatbirdusa January 21 2014 at 3:40 PM

Liberal "ban the gun" nuts will say all guns should be illegal.
Make it a law ------- No Guns Allowed...
And of course that would stop the shooters from having and using guns...!
TRY TO UNDERSTAND THIS LEFTIES...
It's Not The Gun - it's the Person using the gun that must be "banned"...
A small fraction of society commits almost ALL the gun crimes.
Look at WHO they are and the CULTURE that surrounds them then change or eliminate it.
Gun crimes would all but disappear if the focus was that rather than the stupid "gun ban" chant.
REMEMBER THIS:
"When Guns Are Outlawed Only Outlaws Will Have Guns".
Work at removing the outlaw and you remove the crime.

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Jacknyd January 21 2014 at 3:18 PM

Student shot on Widener University campus in Pa.
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Yepper! keep on broadcasting these kinds of events so all the copycat sicko's can get in the news. Others tend to see this and say, Hey wait a minute, this is how i can get known and then go out and copycat the actions. BTW Thois has been proven many times over, Just look it up instead of bashing me.

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Richard January 21 2014 at 2:50 PM

seems like this is an ongoing situation

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dan_crabtree January 21 2014 at 2:29 PM

hummmmm,,,why was the campus not secure before this shooting seems to be the question here?...cops always come after the shooting...obviously..and campus polce evidently just ride around writng parking tickets?...some answers please..

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Puppino January 21 2014 at 2:24 PM

Target? gang related?? ,Or Jealous boyfriend.?? seems to be the mode these days sick of this!

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