Student dead after a gun is unintentionally fired at UCM apartment

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WARRENSBURG, Mo. -- A University of Central Missouri student is dead after a gun was unintentionally discharged at an on campus apartment Monday afternoon.

The gunshot killed Stephon Abron, of St. Charles.

When police arrived at the apartment around 3:30 p.m., they determined there was no ongoing threat to the community.

Officials did take another student in for questioning in connection with the shooting, but they since released that student. No official charges have been filed. That student did not live at Abron's apartment, which is where the deadly incident happened.

"The UCM community is saddened by this tragedy," a spokes person for the university said in a statement Tuesday. "The university will offer assistance through the counseling center to students who may need support. The Employee Assistance Program is available to assist employers."

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