A TU Alert was sent out about 6 p.m. Saturday warning students to avoid the area around Broad Street and Allegheny Avenue by the Health Sciences Campus.
Executive Director of Campus Safety Services Charlie Leone said Temple Police sent the alert out as a precaution after an injured man entered the emergency room of Temple University Hospital.
Leone said the man, 22, had a firearm with him when he arrived, and may have been dropped off by a private vehicle. He is being treated for gunshot wounds in both legs and is in police custody, he added.
“We don’t have a description of the offender yet,” Leone said. “We sent out the alert because we didn’t want to take a chance.”
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Editor’s note: Charlie Leone called the reporter back and clarified the age and gender of the man who was shot, along with his injuries.
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