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Police: Accidental shooting wounds teen at Akron dorm

November 10, 2018

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an apparent accidental shooting inside a dormitory at the University of Akron has wounded a 19-year-old man who is not a student.

University police say the man was shot in the abdomen around 12:30 a.m. Saturday and was taken to a hospital. His condition hasn’t been released.

A 17-year-old boy who is not a student was taken into custody.

University of Akron Police Chief James Weber says the two are acquaintances. Police haven’t provided their names.

The shooting prompted a lockdown that was lifted after about 15 minutes.

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