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PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP/WJZ) — A student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore was shot in the ankle over the weekend in an off-campus incident, No arrests have been made.

The student, Devin Johnson, was treated and released from Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

Police say several shots were fired Sunday morning on Somerset Avenue, and Johnson may have been wounded while trying to break up a fight.

Police say suspects and motives are unknown, and the investigation is ongoing.

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.

Officials from the Princess Anne Police Department say students on campus were never in danger.

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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