Widener Campus Shooting
January 21, 2014
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.