No evidence of shooting found at OU

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by KVUE.com and Associated Press

kvue.com

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 22 at 1:26 PM

NORMAN, Oklahoma -- A shooting was reported on the campus of the University of Oklahoma early Wednesday afternoon. Students were initially told to seek shelter, though campus operations are now back to normal.

The school first posted, "Shooting on campus. Avoid Gould Hall. Seek immediate shelter in place" on its website Wednesday afternoon. They also tweeted out the same information.

According to KVUE's sister station WFAA, police in Norman received a report of a shot or shots being fired around 11:15 a.m.

At noon the university sent out another tweet saying, "Please continue to avoid Gould Hall. No new information at this time."

Five minutes later, the unviversity tweeted, "As of this time, no evidence has been found of any shots being fired. There are no injuries reported at this time." A following tweet stated, "Normal campus operations have resumed except for Gould Hall where additional checking is continuing."

Police Capt. Tom Easley said five to six of the city's officers were sent to the school to assist campus officers. Medical teams and the fire department were placed on alert but Easley said "we have no confirmation of anything yet."

The university is located in Norman, about 20 miles south of Oklahoma City.

 


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