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PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) — A student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore has been shot and wounded in an off-campus incident in Princess Anne, and the school sent an alert to the campus community.

University spokesman Bill Robinson told The Daily Times that the student was treated and released from a hospital. There has been no word of an arrest.

University Police Chief Ernest Leatherbury was notified early Sunday. Princess Anne Police were investigating. Town police said a student had been shot in the leg while trying to break up a fight.

Authorities said police were called to the Somerset County Office Complex about 4:15 a.m. Sunday. It was not clear if the shooting took place near the county building or if the victim had walked there.

A UMES alert was sent out at 5:07 a.m., urging students to be vigilant. But there were no further updates after several hours. Students took to Twitter to ask questions.

A student was stabbed to death last February in a crime that remains unsolved. Campus officials say it was the first killing of a student in 35 years.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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