Shooting at University of Cincinnati prompts lockdown, no injuries


PUBLISHED Mon, October 17, 2016 - 8:25pm EDT
Credit: Ben Katko


The University of Cincinnati was placed on lockdown after an active shooter was reported on campus, but no one was injured and the suspected shooter was able to flee before officers arrived. The shelter-in-place has since been lifted.





FOR LIVE UPDATES: Twitter, Facebook

The alert was issued at 8:18 p.m. ET on Monday, warning faculty and students that shots had been fired on campus. Shell casings were found outside Dabney Hall but Police Chief Anthony Carter confirmed that no one was injured.

"UC Public Safety has received reports of shots fired on campus. Shelter in place, stay away from windows and lock doors," the university said in an alert as a large number of officers, some of them heavily armed, responded to the scene.

Police searched the buildings on campus for nearly 1.5 hour before the lockdown was lifted at 9:40 p.m., though the suspect remains at large. Police believe there is no longer a threat to students and it is believed that the shooting was an isolated incident.

Details about the exact circumstances of the shooting were not immediately available, but the University of Cincinnati Police Department said the suspect - described as a black male who is about 5 feet 10 inches tall - was last seen running towards the baseball field. He was wearing gray shorts.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact authorities.

This is a breaking news alert. Please check back or follow @BNONews on Twitter as details become available. If you want to receive breaking news alerts by email, click here to sign up. You can also like BNO News on Facebook by clicking here.







  Cincinnati, OH     

 



LEAVE COMMENTS



.

 


Happening Now

News summary for Sunday, October 22, 2017

Mugabe removed as WHO ambassador after outrage

Vampire scare in Malawi leaves at least 9 dead

Hostage situation at bowling alley in Nuneaton, England

Train derails and hits building in Knoxville, Tennessee





BNO NEWS RADIO


Listen to "BNO News - Breaking News Radio" on Spreaker.




SIGN-UP BREAKING ALERTS



Just want the important news? Sign up now for the fastest email alerts from BNO News. Click here to get started!




LIVE WIRE


Hostage situation at bowling alley in Nuneaton, England

Train derails and hits building in Knoxville, Tennessee

New York Amber Alert: Baby boy abducted from Troy

Suicide bombers attack mosques in Afghanistan, killing at least 72

Disgruntled employee kills self at Ford’s Woodhaven Stamping Plant in Michigan





VIDEOS


Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner dead at 91

1 dead, 7 injured after gunman opens fire at Tennessee church

Dam failure ‘imminent’ in northwest Puerto Rico, evacuations underway

U.S. Senator John McCain will not support revised GOP health care bill

North Korean leader vows to respond to Trump’s threat