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.
BREAKING: Possible shooter in the Business Administration Building, according to campus-wide PA announcements
— KentWired (@kentwired) April 3, 2014
3. There Are No Reports of Injuries Yet
— E.M. Gildenblatt (@eGildenblatt) April 3, 2014
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.
21 year old female student needing medical attention in her car due to a panic attack at Kent State University
— William Hirsch (@whirsch_wvunews) April 3, 2014
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.