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Minnesota college student accidentally shoots another through dormitory wall

One person was injured after a gun was accidentally discharged at a University of St. Thomas dormitory Friday night, St. Paul police said. At about 8:25 p.m., a round fired from a firearm at Flynn Hall went through a wall and struck another stude...

One person was injured after a gun was accidentally discharged at a University of St. Thomas dormitory Friday night, St. Paul police said.

At about 8:25 p.m., a round fired from a firearm at Flynn Hall went through a wall and struck another student, according to the university.

The student’s injury initially appeared to be minor, but school officials said Saturday that the student required surgery.

“The student is recovering and stable,” the university said in a statement.

Officials have not released the names of the injured student or the student who fired the gun. 

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The university posted an alert on its website about the shooting Friday night, and St. Paul police are investigating.

Weapons are not allowed in St. Thomas residence halls.

Flynn Hall was built in 2005 on the north campus and is the university’s newest residence hall, according to the St. Thomas website. Formerly called Selby Hall, it offers apartment and suite-style housing to 422 sophomore, junior and senior students.

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