EVANSTON, Ill. — Authorities are urging people at Northwestern University in suburban Chicago to take shelter after a report of a gunman and shots fired in a student residential building.
In a Twitter post Wednesday afternoon, Evanston police say there was a report of a gun and “shots fired” but that officers had not found “evidence of a victim, scene or gunman.”
Evanston and NUPD in the area of Emerson and Maple. Report of gunman and shots fired in a residential building. Area checked no evidence of a victim, scene, or gunman found.
— Evanston, IL Police (@EvanstonPD) March 14, 2018
We're continuing to cover reports of a person with a gun at Northwestern University. So far, no evidence of a shooting. Stay with 720 WGN for frequent updates. https://t.co/arJGaAVzDG pic.twitter.com/THlaHW1XWq
— WGN Radio 720 (@WGNRadio) March 14, 2018
University spokesman Jon Yates says the report comes from Engelhart Hall, a graduate student dormitory. But he says the university has not confirmed that any shots were fired.
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) March 14, 2018
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The university also sent a tweet asking people to stay away from the area and to “shelter in a safe place and stay until further notice.”
The report comes as students across the country walked out of school to protest gun violence.
DEVELOPING: Northwestern University says there is "a report of a person with a gun" on Evanston, Illinois campus; officials advising students, personnel to shelter in place https://t.co/fGx8LIT8Px pic.twitter.com/TgVB7Op8Zp
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 14, 2018