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Kent State University Shooter Suspect Named: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Kent State Lockdown

One student tweeted her view of the lockdown. (Twitter/@GnWoodard)

Kent State University in Ohio has been locked down after reports of shots fired on campus, reports WEWS. Cops had a suspect as they began a frantic search across a panicked campus. The suspect has been named as Quavaugntay Tyler, a student at Kent State.

Here’s what you need to know:


1. The Shooting Stemmed From a Domestic Dispute

A gunshot was reported at the Bowman Hall building. The building is located in the southwest of the campus. The suspect is reported to have told police that the altercation where the shot was fired began as a domestic dispute.


2. One Student Has Said It’s an Active Shooter Situation

Kent police are on scene with assault rifles drawn. An independent student media account tweeted that there may be an active shooter in the school’s Business Administration Building. Chris Flanagan of WEWS tweeted that the weapon used was a silver handgun.


3. There Are No Reports of Injuries Yet

The school has been locked down. School spokesman, Eric Mansfield, told Fox 8, there are no injuries.

One report suggests that the shot was fired into the ground.


4. Cops Have a Suspect

There is no suspect in custody. Danita Harris of WEWS has tweeted that cops are looking for a black male wearing basketball shorts. One student tweeted from the business administration building that cops just passed through in their sweep of the building.


5. The University Has Had a Tragic History

Kent State was the site of one of the most infamous shootings in U.S. history in 1970.

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