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Shooting Reports Unfounded at University of Oklahoma

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Update (1:10 PM)

According to David Boren, the President of the University of Oklahoma, there is no evidence that a shooting took place on their Norman, Oklahoma campus.

The building, Gould Hall, where at least one faculty member reported hearing shots, has been searched, and no shooter, or evidence of a shooting have been found.

President Boren stated the sounds may have come from a piece of construction equipment just outside that building.

He added that even though it looks like no shooting took place, police are continuing to investigate.

Campus activities have resumed.

Original Story

The University of Oklahoma reported a shooting on campus Wednesday.

"Avoid Gould Hall. Seek immediate shelter in place," the school said on Twitter and on its website.
Gould Hall houses the university's college of architecture. Fifteen minutes later, the school tweeted, "No new info at this time. Remain sheltered in place."

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.

It was not immediately known whether anyone has been wounded. The incident took place at around 11:20 a.m. local time while classes were in session. Students and faculty were alerted via text.

On Tuesday, a gunman shot and killed a man at Purdue University in Indiana. University of Oklahoma is in Norman, about 20 miles outside of Oklahoma City.

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