COLUMBUS, Ohio (KDKA/AP) — At least 8 people have reportedly been injured in a mass shooting at Ohio State University.
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Columbus Fire Department officials tell CBS affiliate WBNS that 8 victims with gunshot wounds and stab wounds have been transported to area hospitals.
Seven of those patients were reportedly stable, at least one of them critical.
Law enforcement says one suspect has been shot and is dead and that they were possibly looking for a second suspect.
There’s at least one body bag present in front of Koffolt Labs. OSU police still advising to take shelter. Situation not under control. pic.twitter.com/fIdvjpwbzD
— The Lantern (@TheLantern) November 28, 2016
At 11:30 a.m. Ohio State police tweeted that the shelter in place has been lifted and all classes have been cancelled for the remainder of the day. Police say the area around 19th and College Ave. is closed.
UPDATE 1/2 : Shelter in Place lifted. Scene is now secure. ALL classes are canceled on Columbus campus for the remainder of the day. — OSU Police (@OSUPOLICE) November 28, 2016
FBI and ATF agents are also reportedly on the scene helping in the investigation.
Police tell WBNS that the incident started around 9:30 a.m. this morning when a vehicle ran into the chemical engineering building. Witnesses said two people jumped out of the vehicle, one with a gun, the other with a knife.
Active shooter situation on OSU campus. A professor family friend of mine has been stabbed. 1 person dead. Prayers to the families.
— Robby Ringnalda (@DenialCEO) November 28, 2016
Some students on campus report that there could possibly be a second shooter, but police have not confirmed that.
A live feed from WBNS-TV showed police leading two people away in handcuffs from a parking garage. There is no word yet as to who the people were or why they were handcuffed.
Ohio Governor John Kasich issued the following statement via Twitter, “Ohio’s thoughts and prayers go out to the Ohio State community. Be safe, listen to first responders.
A tweet went out alerting students of the situation.
Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College.
— OSU Emergency Mngmnt (@OSU_EMFP) November 28, 2016
The tweet says: “Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College.” Watts Hall is a materials science and engineering building. “Run, hide, fight” is standard protocol for active shooter situations. It means: Run, evacuate if possible; Hide, get silently out of view; or Fight, as a last resort, take action to disrupt or incapacitate the shooter if your life is in imminent danger.
— Mackenzie Bart (@mackvbart) November 28, 2016
— Blasé Blasé¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (@lucindat82) November 28, 2016
The schools Twitter account told students to continue sheltering in place north of the campus.
I’m safe in a barricaded room. If you’re on campus, get in a room and stay safe. pic.twitter.com/Gaw7gjTx6w
— Harrison Roth (@goisles29) November 28, 2016
This is a developing story.
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