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Classes to resume at Widener University after shooting

Published On: Jan 21 2014 07:08:38 AM EST

Student shot at Widener


Authorities say a shooting on the campus of a university in Chester County 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. Tuesday 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 and students just need to be careful.