'No evidence' of shots fired at Northwestern graduate dorm

by Abel Hampton March 17, 2018, 3:23
'No evidence' of shots fired at Northwestern graduate dorm

Police in IL descended onto Northwestern University Wednesday following reports of a person with a gun on campus.

"Evanston and [Northwestern University Police Department] in the area of Emerson and Maple". As of yet, Evanston police have not been able to confirm evidence of a victim, scene or a gunman.

Police have blocked off roads around Englehart Hall, a graduate dormitory after reports of shots fired.

Northwestern University issued warning of an armed person on its Evanston, Illinois, campus on Wednesday.

Check back for updates.

"Police continue to investigate a reported incident at Engelhart Hall".

This is a developing story. No danger to the community exists.

Students called on lawmakers in school walkouts across the country on Wednesday to enact stricter gun control laws. Police add that they are continuing to search and secure the area.

"This is not a drill".

The Associated Press is reporting a person with a gun on Northwestern University campus.

"If not on campus, stay away". If you are on the Evanston Campus, seek shelter in a safe place and remain there until further notice. Repeat: "This is not a drill".

"We were just told that we needed to stay inside", she said.

As of 3:18 p.m. CT, the area was not deemed safe by the university.


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