A College Baseball Player From Michigan Was Shot Numerous Times Following A Game In Ohio

Following a game in Ohio on March 17, a member of the Olivet College baseball team was shot numerous times.

The unnamed Olivet College player was shot while going back to the bench following the game to get a lost personal item, according to the Michigan school.

As of 2020, Olivet, a small liberal arts college located halfway between Lansing and Battle Creek, will have roughly 1,000 students.

On a four-game tour to Ohio, the baseball team’s game versus Muskingum University took place at New Concord, Ohio.

Police were notified of gunfire at Mose Moorehead Baseball Field at 7:03 on Friday night. At 7:23 p.m., the eastern Ohio institution issued a shelter-in-place alert to students as police looked for a suspect.

The baseball player from Michigan was carried by ambulance to a nearby hospital, where he received treatment.

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At 9:15 p.m., the Ohio college withdrew its shelter in place alert after the suspect was apprehended at 7:45 p.m.

Olivet College announced in a statement early on Saturday that its student had non-life-threatening injuries and had been released into his parents’ custody.

The remainder of the team is returning to Olivet after spending the night at their hotel in safety, according to the institution. “The games on Saturday and Sunday have been postponed. The college is in contact with the student-athletes’ parents and will keep supporting them in the coming days.

All parties concerned are going through a difficult moment, therefore we are concentrating on helping the student-athletes and staff personnel. Please remember to pray for and think of your fellow Comets.

The shooting is still under investigation, according to police in New Concord, Ohio. The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department, New Concord police, and campus police of Muskingum University all responded to the shooting.

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