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Student shot, wounded near University of Maryland Eastern Shore

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PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP/WJLA) - A student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore was shot and wounded Sunday in an off-campus incident in Princess Anne, and the school sent an alert to the campus community.

University spokesman Bill Robinson tells The Daily Times that the student was treated and released from a hospital. There has been no word of an arrest.

University Police Chief Ernest Leatherbury was notified early Sunday. Princess Ann police were investigating. A UMES alert was sent out at 5:07 a.m., urging students to be vigilant. But there were no further updates after several hours. Students took to twitter to ask questions.

A student was stabbed to death last February in a crime that remains unsolved. Campus officials say it was the first killing of a student in 35 years.

Police still have yet to arrest a suspect or establish a motive in that stabbing, which killed 21-year-old Edmond St. Clair. Officials say that the murder of St. Clair did not appear to be random.

In early September, two people were killed and another was injured just up the road from UMES in Salisbury. Two of the three victims in that shooting were a current and former Salisbury University student.

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