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WJU student hospitalized after assault

Updated: Sunday, September 1 2013, 12:01 PM EDT


Wheeling Police are investigating a malicious assault that sent a Wheeling Jesuit University student to the hospital early Saturday morning.

According to Wheeling Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger, the student was found near Locust Avenue and National Road around 1:45 a.m.

When police arrived after getting a call that a person was on the ground injured, the victim, Kevin Figaniak, 21, was rushed to the hospital.

A second victim stated that he and Figaniak were attacked by three or four white males in their early twenties. Two of the men had brown hair and were wearing blue jeans.

Police said that Figaniak is in critical condition at Wheeling Hospital. The second victim suffered from abrasions and refused medical treatment.

Any information to help police in this assault, call the NEWS9 Crimebusters tipline at (800) 862-BUST or email All calls and emails are confidential.

WJU student hospitalized after assault

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