Ohio State University police reported an “active shooter” on campus Monday morning — and seven people have been taken to the hospital.
Two of the seven were in stable condition, according to the Columbus Fire Department. The conditions of the others were unknown.
“Run Hide Fight,” the university’s emergency management office tweeted, identifying the scene as Watts Hall. “Continue to shelter in place.”
“I heard gunshots from my dorm, probably six or seven,” said Stephen Yunker, 18, a freshman who lives two blocks from Watts Hall.
He said he and his roommate looked at each other, heard sirens about five seconds later, and then looked out the window.
“We saw fire trucks, couple of cars, and a body laying on the ground,” he said.
“I wasn’t close enough to see any wounds. It definitely shook me up a bit. Never encountered anything like this. Very surprising and very scary”
Heavily armed police and ambulances could be seen on the Columbus campus, where nearly 60,000 students are enrolled.
The FBI, Ohio State police and Columbus police were assisting university police.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich tweeted that the state’s “thoughts and prayers go out to the Ohio State community. Be safe, listen to first responders.”