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     





Happening Now

U.S. FCC votes to repeal net neutrality rules

WATCH LIVE:  FCC expected to vote on repealing its net neutrality rules

Democrat Doug Jones wins U.S. Senate election in Alabama

Strong earthquake hits near Kerman in southeast Iran

Suspect in New York subway bombing acted on behalf of ISIS


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


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


U.S. FCC votes to repeal net neutrality rules

Democrat Doug Jones wins U.S. Senate election in Alabama

Strong earthquake hits near Kerman in southeast Iran

Small plane crash into home in San Diego, at least 2 injured

Massive fire erupts in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood


Large explosion in China’s port city of Ningbo kills at least 2

Mount Agung erupts on Indonesia’s Bali island, some flights canceled

Woman in Italy rescued after being held captive for 10 years

False alarm causes mass panic on London’s Oxford Street

Militants attack mosque in Egypt’s Sinai, killing at least 235