University of Akron police said Friday that additional people have been charged in connection with an accidental shooting early Nov. 10 in a University of Akron dormitory.
The incident occurred around 12:30 a.m. at the Exchange Street residence hall at 180 E. Exchange St.
Two people, neither one a student, from the Cleveland suburb of Bedford were involved. A 17-year-old shot a 19-year-old in the abdomen, university officials have said.
At the time of the shooting, the two were inside an apartment of a student who is an acquaintance.
The injured teen was taken to Cleveland Clinic Akron General for treatment while the 17-year-old went to the Summit County Juvenile Center, charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm.
UA Police Chief James Weber said Friday in a prepared statement that charges also have been brought against the wounded 19-year-old and two 18-year-old students who lived in the residence hall. Weber did not name the students and the Beacon Journal does not generally name people charged with misdemeanors.
The 19-year-old was charged with improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, and the two students were charged with obstructing official business. Weber says they provided false information to law enforcement officers "about having knowledge of a weapon in the residence hall."
All individuals have been barred from being anywhere on campus, and have been issued criminal trespass warnings.
The investigation is ongoing, Weber said.