Saturday, December 27, 2014

Shooting reported near Widener University

Authorities are investigating a shooting near Widener University's campus.

Gunfire was reported late this morning near 12th Street and Melrose Avenue in Chester. Further details about the incident weren't immediately available, though police radio reports indicated the shooting was fatal.

Widener officials said the shooting did not involve anyone affiliated with the university.

The college briefly asked students and staff to shelter in place; that alert was lifted shortly before 11:30 a.m., the school said.

Widener says there's no ongoing threat to the campus.


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