At Least 7 People Wounded By "Active Shooter" At Ohio State University
US news outlets are reporting an active shooter at Ohio State University, with at least seven people injured and one feared dead.
The University’s Emergency Management first sounded the alarm, tweeting that there was a shooter on campus, and that students should “run, hide [or] fight”. Police are on the scene, and have killed at least one suspect, although authorities are reportedly still searching for more.
Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College.
— OSU Emergency Mngmnt (@OSU_EMFP) November 28, 2016
The Associated Press have stated that seven people have been taken to hospital, and after sightings of a body bag, there are fears that somebody has been killed.
— FOX8 WGHP (@myfox8) November 28, 2016
— Rick Daniels (@OnAirWithRick) November 28, 2016
— ABC News (@ABC) November 28, 2016
8 victims of active shooter at Ohio State University, now ? pic.twitter.com/3cWcExvJUY
— lou guerra (@LuisMGuerra1) November 28, 2016
Police surrounding Lane Avenue garage. Swat vans present. Bomb squad as well. pic.twitter.com/0ITvwaqXAm
— The Lantern (@TheLantern) November 28, 2016
18-year-old Stephen Yunker told NBC News:
“I heard gunshots from my dorm, probably six or seven. We saw fire trucks, couple of cars, and a body laying on the ground.”
Another student – Nicole Kreinbrink- reported seeing a car plough into a group of people who had been evacuated – injuring a police officer:
“This car just swerved and ran into a whole group of people. It hit a cop really bad. All these people were running and screaming and yelling”.
Our thoughts are with everybody at Ohio State.
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