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Man shot in stomach at university
View of the scene sent in by Stuart Brockman
The university music event was open to the public
Seven people have been taken to hospital after a shooting at a Leicestershire university.

The East Midlands Ambulance Service said one man aged 21 had been shot in the abdomen during the incident at Loughborough University at 0245 GMT.

Six others were also injured during what was described as a scuffle that broke out after CS gas was sprayed following a public live music event.

A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

He is from the Nottinghamshire area and is not studying at the university.

Photograph of the scene sent in by Stuart Brockman
Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward

The man who was shot was described as being in a non-life threatening condition in hospital.

He is a student at the university and had been employed as a security steward at the event.

One of the other six injured was a 26-year-old woman who was punched in the face. The extent of her injuries were not fully known.

The event, a live performance by American urban band Pretty Ricky, was attended by members of the public as well as university students.

Detective Chief Inspector Phil Taylor, the officer leading the investigation, said: "It is important that we ascertain the circumstances leading up to the incident.

"If you were at the music event and witnessed the incident or have any information about who is involved, then I'd urge you to get in contact with us."

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