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At Least 8 Injured in Ohio State Shooting

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2016 Nov 28
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An active shooter situation is unfolding on the campus of Ohio State University where at least eight people have been injured.

According to, the extent of the injuries is not known at this time, but at least one is thought to be serious.

Shortly after the shooter was reported, the University tweeted:

"Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College," OSU Emergency Management tweeted Monday morning.”

Watts Hall is Ohio State’s science and engineering building.

Emergency personnel, including police and firefighters arrived on the campus shortly after the shooting was reported.

Students on the University’s campus posted about the situation and shared their experience with reporters.

Senior Anthony Falzarano said he was in class when he learned of the shooting.

"We heard a lot of sirens. I was in class and everyone got a text message at the same time for the emergency alert," he told CNN. "Someone said they heard popping right before we got the alert, but I didn't hear it. We are in a shelter-in-place right now in the building next door. "

Another student, sophomore Wyatt Crosher, stated, "We can't see the building where the shooting happened because of a dorm blocking our view. It truly sounded like gunshots, and really soon after we heard a bunch of sirens. We can see the police cars from our dorm."

CBS News reported that police killed at least one suspect. It is yet unclear whether there is another suspect.


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Publication date: November 28, 2016