Active Shooter on Campus of Ohio State; Multiple People Transported to Hospitals (UPDATED)


Ohio State University moments ago alerted its students to an “active shooter” situation unfolding on campus.

Deborah Feyerick of CNN reported that law enforcement is on the scene at 19th and College on the campus of Ohio State University, “trying to determine exactly what is going on” at this time.

The University in Columbus, Ohio has a student population of about 65,000.

Wyatt Crosher, an OSU student, told CNN’s Carol Costello moments ago live on the air, “We heard the gunshots across the street,” though admitted there is no way to know at this time what the sound exactly was. Crosher recounted however that first responder alarms were heard immediately after. “We don’t know much,” he added.

CNN Senior Law Enforcement Analyst Tom Fuentes opined that purely off of helicopter live footage that shows yellow police tape, it would suggest that the situation may be contained and that law enforcement may be dealing with “an active crime scene” at this time as opposed to an active shooter.

UPDATE: 10:40 a.m. EST: NBC in Columbus is reporting at this time that seven people have been taken to the hospital.

Brooks Jarosz, a local reported for WSYX6 in in Columbus, took to Twitter to indicate that seven people have been shot and at least half a dozen trauma surgeons have been requested at this time.

Two people — according to NBC News — are in stable condition; the conditions of the other five are still unknown.

UPDATE 10:58 a.m. EST: CNN is now reporting that there are eight people injured, one person critically.

This information is breaking and we will update as more becomes known.

UPDATE 11:11 a.m. EST: According to CBS News, law enforcement has confirmed that they have shot and killed one suspect.

Ohio State University has also cancelled all classes today.

UPDATE 11:34 a.m. EST: Ohio State University has lifted its Shelter in Place call, identifying that the scene immediately surrounding 19th and College is now secure.

UPDATE: 1:09 p.m. EST: The Ohio State University President and representatives from the immediate hospitals gave a press conference moments ago, saying that a male suspect used a butcher knife to cut pedestrians in the attack.

That suspect was killed by police and out of an abundance of caution and to allow law enforcement to continue with its investigation, the school made the decision to cancel classes today.

UPDATE: 6:10 p.m. EST: Ohio State University’s student paper did a profile on the attacker earlier this year:

[photo via NBC10]

Have a tip we should know?

Filed Under: