Police: Shooting at Georgetown College Involved Two Student-Athletes

Georgetown Police are investigating an accidental overnight shooting on Georgetown College’s campus, officials said.

According to the college’s spokesperson, two students-athletes were near the tennis courts on the campus athletic complex around 2 a.m. when one of the students fired a gun towards the ground.

The bullet then ricocheted and struck one of the students in the leg, said Jim Allison, the Associate Vice President of College Relations.

According to a statement released by the college, the injured student was taken to University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington to be treated.

The statement went on to say, the shooting is believed to be an “accidental, non-life-threatening” incident.

Georgetown College does have a strict ban on weapons. According to the college, students are not permitted possess, store, or use firearms, weapons or explosive materials of any kind while on campus.

Georgetown College officials told ABC 36 there was no danger to the community and the college was never put on lockdown.

College administrators are monitoring the situation and working with police, Allison said. He refused to release the names of the students involved.

According to college officials, the injured student has been treated and released from the hospital.

Georgetown Police have not yet said if they will be pressing any charges.

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