Person With Gun at Northwestern University in Illinois, Reports of Shots Fired

Person With Gun at Northwestern University in Illinois, Reports of Shots Fired

Evanston police officers responded to calls of a gunman claiming to shoot his girlfriend at a residence off-campus after 2:15 p.m., police said at a press conference. Yates says Evanston and Northwestern University police are on the scene.

Northwestern University was warning people to stay away from campus, and those on campus to shelter in place, amid reports of shots fired and a person with a gun on campus.

Evanston police have since called the report a hoax, The Chicago Sun Times reports.

Shortly after 3 p.m., Evanston police said they found no trace of a shooting but continued to "search and secure the area".

Lewis-Kadiri said she didn't hear any gunshots, but 'we can see the activity that's going on'. "Seek shelter if in the area".


Cops rushed to the Evanston campus amid reports that someone had opened fire inside the Englehart Hall residential building.

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"If not on campus, stay away. Area checked no evidence of a victim, scene, or gunman found".

Evenston Police Comdr. Ryan Glew initially said the department couldn't yet confirm whether the initial warning of shots fired was a hoax. "We're still treating this as an active investigation".

As this story is developing, more information will be added and updated as made available. I am also an editor for Turning Point News and a foreign correspondent for Snip.And in case you were wondering, it's supposed to be pronounced "Wit-2".

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