Missouri college student dies when gun discharges on campus

5 months 1 day 15 hours ago Tuesday, November 05 2019 Nov 5, 2019 Tuesday, November 05, 2019 11:14:06 AM CST November 05, 2019 in News
By: Associated Press

WARRENSBURG, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri college student is dead after a gun accidentally discharged at an apartment building on campus.

The University of Central Missouri says Stephon Abron of St. Charles died after suffering a gunshot wound around 3:30 p.m. Monday. Another student was arrested on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter, but Johnson County prosecutor Robert Russell says no charges have been filed. An investigation continues.

The university says in a statement that the gun discharge was accidental. The statement says the university community is "saddened by this tragedy."

Authorities have not released details surrounding the shooting.

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