Shooting Suspect Apprehended Off Campus After Reportedly Firing A Gun At Ohio’s Kent State University

The campus was told to “shelter in place” after the shot was heard. No injuries were reported and the suspect has been apprehended, university spokesman Eric Mansfield said.

1. UPDATED — April 2, 12:12 p.m. ET:

2. Shots were reportedly fired near a campus building known as Bowman Hall on Wednesday around 9 p.m. local time.

3. The shooting suspect was apprehended later Tuesday night off campus.

4. Kent University Assistant Director of New Media Communications tweeted the following report of a shot fired near Bowman Hall. Everyone on campus was told to “shelter in place” after the shots were fired.

5. The shots were fired into the ground, Mansfield said. No injuries were reported.

6. Someone who appeared to be on lockdown at the school posted a Vine of the scene:

7. Others tweeted about shots being fired on campus:

Holly fuck shots fired in my building

— Jeff_Graham77 (@Jeff Graham)

8. Officials said the shooting suspect was a black male wearing basketball shorts and carrying a silver handgun.

Spokesman Eric Mansfield says to watch out for a black man in dark gym shorts carrying silver handgun

— kentwired (@KentWired)

9. Campus sirens sounded:

10. Police with weapons drawn were reportedly searching the business administration building on the west side of campus:

Outside the window of the room I'm in. #kentstate

— GnWoodard (@Gabrielle Woodard)

11. A photo showing how people were “locking” the classroom doors during the lockdown.

Kent State MT @andresG7: Literally how we are "locking" our classroom right now because the doors don't even lock

— ericthovson (@Eric Thovson)

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