Report of Shots Fired at Univ. of Oklahoma Was Apparent False Alarm


(CNN) — Police swarmed the University of Oklahoma in Norman after reports of a possible shooting on campus earlier Wednesday, but no evidence of a shooting was found, nor any victims.

School officials say normal operations have resumed at the school, including at Gould Hall, where the incident was reported.  The school’s president, David Boren, was present during the situation and said there is no evidence shots were fired.  He added the noise may have come from some equipment backfiring, according to WHNT’s sister station, KFOR.

Construction crews have been working near Gould Hall.

The incident was reported around 11:20 a.m. central time, while classes were in session.  Gould Hall houses the university’s college of architecture.

Major Bruce Chan of campus police told CNN there was a report of shots fired in that area of campus, and that university as well as local police were responding.

Students and faculty were alerted about the possible shooting via text, and were instructed to shelter in place.  Many watched live coverage of the situation on classroom monitors.

On Tuesday, a gunman shot and killed a man at Purdue University in Indiana.


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