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'No evidence' of shooting at University of Oklahoma

By: WJAC Web Staff

NORMAN, Okla. -- Authorities reported shooting on the University of Oklahoma's main campus Wednesday morning may have been a false alarm.

The university's official Twitter site posted just before 12:30 p.m. (11:30 a.m. local time) about a shooting incident at Gould Hall.

The university advised students to shelter in place.

6 News sister station KOKH-TV in Oklahoma City said university officials reported at about 12 p.m. local time via Twitter that no evidence has been found of any shots being fired and there are no injuries reported at this time.

KOKH reported Norman police were requested to assist university police with the investigation at about 11:15 a.m. local time. Several police departments and university officials were at the scene in the area of Gould Hall investigating.

Norman is about 20 minutes south of Oklahoma City.

This reported incident comes almost 24 hours after a teaching assistant was shot and killed in a building on the Purdue University campus in Indiana.

Police said Purdue student Cody Cousins shot and killed fellow student Andrew Boldt. Police believe Cousins had targeted Boldt.

The investigation into the Purdue shooting was ongoing.

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Edgar Snyder

Washington Times