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Apparent suicide on Temple University's campus

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Philadelphia police and Temple University police are investigating a shooting that occurred on the campus Thursday night.

The incident occurred around 6:30 p.m. along the 1900 block of Liacouras Walk.

Police say a 25-year-old male suffered a fatal self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Temple officials say the man is not a current temple student, but may have been enrolled at a prior time. Temple is working with Philadelphia police to make proper notification to next of kin.

Authorities say the apparent suicide took place in front of a dozen of other students.

Many Temple students received news of the shooting from the university via text message.

At 7:13 p.m. Temple University tweeted, "Liacouras Walk scene is safe. No danger to university community. Police activity will continue. Avoid the area."

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