Student shot near Widener athletic center

Posted: January 22, 2014

Police are looking for the gunman who shot and critically wounded a Widener University student near an athletic facility on the school's campus in Chester.

After the shooting Monday night, students were asked to remain in their dorms until 6 a.m. Tuesday, although police said they believed the assailant had fled.

The university reported on its website that the student, whose age was not released, was shot about 8:45 p.m. "in the vicinity" of the Schwartz Athletic Center on the eastern end of the campus.

The victim was in stable but critical condition at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, said the university in a statement. His family had been notified.

Chester police said the shooting did not appear to be "a random act of violence."

Police removed a car from the campus as part of the investigation.

The university is asking that anyone with more information about the incident contact authorities at 610-447-7908.

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