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Missouri college student dies when gun discharges on campus

AP  |  Warrensburg 

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 pm 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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First Published: Wed, November 06 2019. 00:15 IST