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College Shooting Victim Was With Friends (Update)

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We're learning more about the 23-year-old college student from Erie who was fatally shot in the head early Saturday morning.

The deadly shooting happened in the home of a friend at 609 Kahkwa Boulevard, a nice neighborhood just west of Frontier Park.

Sources tell us the victim, Abram Sorek, was with friends in the early morning hours of April 12, when someone fired the fatal shot.

"We know at least that much. The gun was in someone's possession, the gun went off, and someone died as a result of that. That makes it technically a homicide," said Erie County District Attorney, Jack Daneri.

Deputy Coroner Dennis Suscheck confirms that Sorek was pronounced dead at 3:41 AM Saturday, after he was transported to UPMC Hamot.

An autopsy confirmed the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the side of the head. The weapon used was a handgun.   Suscheck said suicide has been ruled out.

Erie police detectives are sorting out just how the deadly incident happened. They say the shooting may have been an accident.  So far police have not filed charges against anyone in connection with the death.

We're told Sorek, had just come home from St. Vincent College in Latrobe.  He grew up in Erie, attending Erie Day School, and Mercyhurst Prep.  He previously played lacrosse at St. Vincent and on teams in Erie.

The coroner's office says while they have ruled on the cause of death, they will not rule on the manner of death, until they confer further with Erie police investigators and District Attorney Daneri.  That is expected to happen on Monday.

People in the community are extending their condolences. A Facebook post on the Mercyhurst Prep page read, "The Sisters of Mercy and the Mercyhurst Prep Community are devastated by the tragic death of Abram Sorek. An MPS graduate, Class of 2009, he was known especially for his huge smile and ever-friendly nature. Please join our Mercyhurst Prep family in prayers for his family and friends. Our condolences to all who loved him dearly."

Daneri said he also plans to re-view the video statements from all who were present when the incident happened.

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