No update on downtown weekend shooting

Kent Stater Staff Report

Police are still investigating an early Saturday morning shooting in downtown Kent.

Lt. Michael Lewis said the department is not able to release any updates about the incident. 

Kent Police Captain Jim Prusha said a 24-year-old man was taken to a nearby hospital after being shot at around 2 a.m. Saturday morning near the intersection of East Main and South Depeyster streets near the Kent Stage.

The man’s condition remains unknown, and there no confirmed suspects.

Students at Kent State were alerted by a FlashALERT message at about 2:15 a.m. advising them to avoid the area.

The university announced via Twitter at 9:20 a.m. Saturday morning that citizens could return to the area.

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