1 dead in shooting near Widener University campus

CHESTER, Pa. - April 24, 2014

Police say a male was shot around 11:00 a.m. Thursday while driving at 12th Street and Melrose Avenue, just off the campus.

The victim, who is not a Widener student, was taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The shooter remains on the loose.

Widener University Spokesperson Dan Hanson tells Action News that the university sent out a text and email at 11:01 a.m. to all students and employees saying the campus was in lockdown.

The lockdown was lifted around 11:30 a.m. when Chester Police informed them that no students or personnel are in danger.

"Update: Chester Police have informed Widener that the shooting occurred off campus & that there is no threat. Return to normal operations," the university tweeted.

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