St. Vincent College student killed in shooting accident

by: The Associated Press Updated:

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ERIE, Pa. —

Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a college student in northwestern Pennsylvania.

The Erie Times-News reported Sunday that Erie County's deputy coroner called the shooting of 23-year-old Abram Sorek a "horrible and very unfortunate accident."

Authorities say Sorek was shot in the head with a hand gun, Deputy Coroner Dennis Suscheck says the wound wasn't self-inflicted.

Sorek was a student at St. Vincent College in Latrobe. He was in an Erie home with four friends at the time of the early Saturday morning shooting.

Erie Police Chief Randy Bowers says investigators don't have all the details yet. He says there was no confrontation, dispute or argument that preceded the shooting.

District Attorney Jack Daneri says he expects to decide whether to file charges within a week.

This article was written by The Associated Press.

Channel 11’s Cara Sapida reported that Sorek was a former St. Vincent lacrosse player. He was in his senior year.

“We are offering our support to Abe's family and friends in their time of loss," said St. Vincent College President Br. Norman Hipps. "Our prayers and sympathy are with them, his classmates and all those affected by this tragedy."