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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.

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

BREAKING: Report of a shot fired near Bowman Hall. Stay away from the area, and take shelter until further notice. check back for updates.

KentWired@kentwired

BREAKING: Report of a shot fired near Bowman Hall. Stay away from the area, and take shelter until further notice. check back for updates.

02:52 PM - 2 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The shooting suspect was apprehended later Tuesday night off campus.

BREAKING: Shooting suspect apprehended off campus and there is no longer a threat, police say in alert to students.

KentWired@kentwired

BREAKING: Shooting suspect apprehended off campus and there is no longer a threat, police say in alert to students.

05:56 PM - 2 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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.

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

Advisory: April 2 - Kent Campus - Shot fired into ground near Bowman Hall. No injuries. Continue to shelter in place. http://t.co/GLaD6qy7Nl

Kent State@KentState

Advisory: April 2 - Kent Campus - Shot fired into ground near Bowman Hall. No injuries. Continue to shelter in place. http://t.co/GLaD6qy7Nl

03:18 PM - 2 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Others tweeted about shots being fired on campus:

Holly fuck shots fired in my building

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

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

03:20 PM - 2 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Campus sirens sounded:

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

Gabrielle Woodard@GnWoodard

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

06:32 PM - 2 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Eric Thovson@ericthovson

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

03:56 PM - 2 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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