Man Shot at University of Akron, Police Say It Was an Accident

Zachary Stieber
By Zachary Stieber
November 10, 2018US News
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Man Shot at University of Akron, Police Say It Was an Accident
A teenager was shot at the University of Akron in Ohio, on Nov. 10, 2018. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

An Ohio university was placed on lockdown early Nov. 10 after a gun went off.

The University of Akron was placed on lockdown at 1:09 a.m. after a gun was fired on campus at the university’s Exchange Street Resident Hall.

Officers responded to a call of a shot fired in the hall at 12:30 a.m., the university said in a statement.

The victim, a 19-year-old male, was rushed to Akron General Cleveland Clinic Hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Officers arrested the suspect, a 17-year-old male. The suspect and victim know each other, police said, but described the situation as an accidental weapon discharge.

Neither person is a student at the university, Akron Police Department Chief James Weber said.

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