Photos Of The Ohio State Shooting Scene Are Petrifying — REPORT
On Monday morning, an active shooting situation at Ohio State University left at least three people wounded, according to CNN and other affiliates. Few details are available, but the Associated Press reports that seven wounded individuals have been taken to hospital in total in connection with the shooting. ABC News reports that a suspect has been killed by police at the scene, but that police are also searching for other potential suspects. The university is on lockdown. Update: The scene is now secure and the shooting situation is over, according to the Associated Press.
According to BuzzFeed, the Columbus Fire Department told the outlet that eight people had been taken to the hospital. At least one of those is in critical condition, according to the outlet.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms has also sent agents to respond to the scene, according to a tweet from the bureau's official Twitter account.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich tweeted on Monday morning: "Ohio's thoughts and prayers go out to the Ohio State community. Be safe, listen to first responders."
Facebook has activated Safety Check so that Ohio State students, faculty, and nearby residents can mark themselves as safe for their friends and family.
The instructions to students and faculty from the official Ohio State Twitter account are as follows, in chronological order:
Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College.
Buckeye Alert: Continue to shelter in place. Avoid area of College. More information to follow.
Buckeye Alert: Continue to shelter in place in north campus area. Follow directions of Police on scene.
Buckeye Alert: Continue to shelter in place. Wait for Police officers directions. Please contact Police / 9-1-1 only if you have information