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Wheeling Jesuit Student Dies From Injuries After Attack

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Wheeling Police were notified on Sunday morning that Kevin Figaniak, a Wheeling Jesuit student who suffered severe head trauma after a Saturday morning assault, passed away from his injuries at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at approximately 3:05 a.m. Sunday.

Figaniak was taken to UPMC overnight after initially being taken to Wheeling Hospital.

Wheeling Police urge anyone with information on the assault that occurred near the corner of Locust Avenue and National Road to come forward. Police were told the suspects were three to four white males in their mid-twenties. Two suspects had brown hair and were wearing blue jeans and a third suspect was wearing a hat. Three or four men fled the scene before police arrived. No motive is known at this time.

If you have any information that could help authorities, call the Lauttamus Security Crimefighters Tipline at 1-800-223-0312. All calls are confidential and you do not have to leave your name.


ORIGINAL STORY:

One man is clinging to life after a brutal late night beating Friday.

Kevin Figaniak, a Wheeling Jesuit student, remains in critical condition at Wheeling Hospital Saturday after being attacked Friday night near the corner of Locust Avenue and National Road.

Wheeling Police received a call just after 1:30 a.m. of a person lying on Locust Avenue and found Figaniak unresponsive when they arrived. A second victim was on the scene with Figaniak and told police the two of them were attacked by 3 or 4 men who then fled the area before police arrived.

"We're working with the University and his family has been notified and I believe are with him now," said Wheeling Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger. "We'll have to continue to monitor it and we're looking for specifically any information from anyone who would have been out in the Edginton Lane, Locust Avenue, National Area last night that may have some additional detail for us and help us piece this together."

Chief Schwertfeger says the suspects are all white males in their mid-twenties. Two suspects had brown hair and were wearing blue jeans and a third suspect was wearing a hat. 3 or 4 men fled the scene before police arrived. No motive is known at this time.

If you have any information that could help authorities, you can call our Lauttamus Security Crimefighters Tipline at 1-800-223-0312. All calls are confidential and you don't have to leave your name.