Student shot on campus of Widener University in Pa.

6:17 PM, Jan 21, 2014   |    comments
Police investigate a car, left, outside the athletic center of Widener University in Chester, Pa., after a student was shot Jan. 20. (Photo: Robert J. Gurecki, AP)
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(USA TODAY) A male student was in critical but stable condition Tuesday after being shot on the campus of Widener University in suburban Philadelphia, a spokesman at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pa., said.

The student had surgery at the hospital earlier, hospital spokesman Grant Gegwich said.

The student was shot in the side while parked outside of the Schwartz Athletic Center on the school's campus at around 8:45 p.m. ET Monday, the university and the Wilmington (Del.) News Journal reported. The student called 911 after he was shot, the news organization said.

The shooter was still at-large and police were reviewing surveillance footage, according to theNews Journal.

"All indications are that this was not a random act of violence," Widener University spokesman Dan Hanson said Tuesday, according to Reuters.

The shooting took place near the Schwartz Athletic Center on the school's campus. Widener is a private, co-ed university located in Chester, Pa., located about 15 miles southwest of Philadelphia.

NeighborhoodScout.com, a real estate website, has ranked Chester as one of the most dangerous cities in the U.S. The university also has three other campuses in Harrisburg, Exton and Wilmington, Del.

Widener is a private university with about 3,300 undergraduate students and about 3,000 graduate students.

Contributing: Associated Press


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