KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The University of Tennessee has sent an alert to all students warning them to take precautions after a shooting near campus.
According to dispatch, three people were shot in the Fort Sanders neighborhood near UT. They have all been transported to UT Medical Center.
KPD Sergeant Sean Hejna said the situation began at 13th and Highland, then apparently continued to the area of 21st and Highland.
When asked if the danger is over, he replied, "People should feel safe."
The following alert was sent to students shortly before 8:30 p.m.:
Subject: UT Alert!
A person with a firearm was reported to be in the vicinity of 13th and Highland Ave. The person is described as a black male accompanied by 3 other black males, all wearing dark hooded sweatshirts. Police are investigating. Take precautions for your safety if you are near this area. Contact UT Police at 865-974-3111 immediately if you observe suspicious activity. Updates will be provided as soon as additional information is available.
Do not try to engage the suspect. If you witness aggressive behavior or feel your safety is threatened follow the procedures for active shooter.
If outdoors: go to the nearest safe place immediately.
If in a building:
Lock and barricade yourself in a room
Stay away from doors and windows
Eliminate signs that the room is occupied
Silence cell phones.
As a last resort, and only if your life is in danger, attempt to incapacitate the shooter. RUN, HIDE, FIGHT