CLEVELAND – Police are investigating a shooting involving a college student near Case Western Reserve University on Saturday night.
According to a security alert from the university, an undergraduate student was shot in the torso on Murray Hill Road, near the South Residential Village. The university says the victim is in stable condition.
Cleveland Police say the 20-year-old male victim was shot in the abdomen. The victim's friends reportedly heard gunshots and found him in the rear lot at 2223 Murray Hill road. When police arrived on the scene, the victim said he had been robbed and gave a description of two suspects.
University Circle Police located two men who matched the victim's description at an RTA station nearby. Police say the suspects fled and entered a ditch, where they exchanged gunfire with police. One suspect was shot and taken to University Hospital, where he remains today. The other suspect, a 19-year-old male, was arrested at the scene.
A total of four University Circle police officers were involved. Cleveland Police say the investigation is ongoing.
In a statement on the university's Facebook page Sunday morning, President Barbara R. Snyder said "I am deeply relieved to report that the undergraduate shot last night came through his surgery successfully and was able to speak with his parents just before 1 o’clock this morning."
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The release, also posted on the university’s Facebook page, says two suspects are in custody in connection to the incident, and anyone with information is asked to call campus security at 216-368-3333.