MSU Shooter: From gun shots to custody in minutes
There is a heavy police presence on campus. Students have tweeted photos of police taking one suspect, a male, into custody. There are unconfirmed reports of a second possible shooter, however.
Both the university officials and the student union are saying that no one has been injured or killed.
The shelter-in-place order is still in effect, however.
In carpenter right now and just heard gunshots. Hope everybody is safe pic.twitter.com/xTliIhbYlc— Tyler Crapps (@2crappz_) August 27, 2015
Lots of yelling cops outside our class in carpenter. Door is barricaded and we are ok. pic.twitter.com/1nsPB24FVL— Chet (@Cheston94) August 27, 2015
Loud boom heard from inside Hilbun hall, high police presence— James Bryant (@nlrweatherman) August 27, 2015
Photo taken outside McCool Hall on MSU campus. Police have one person in custody. Stay indoors until all clear. pic.twitter.com/7QwmQj5O6L— Scot Pilie' (@ScotPilie_Wx) August 27, 2015
Gun shots in Union. He's hit Carpenter, Lee, Union.— Bulldog Recruiting (@MSU_DawgPound) August 27, 2015
Gunshots heard near Hilbun Hall on the N side of MSU short time ago. Unconfirmed reports of potentially two shooters. Please stay inside.— Scot Pilie' (@ScotPilie_Wx) August 27, 2015
My classroom just put up more barricades and people are running outside claiming they hear gunshots pic.twitter.com/zeFDFuodyo— Melissa Scavelli (@Mel_Scavelli) August 27, 2015
Shooter reported on campus but in custody. Union had to be evac'd and now police cars on the drill field. pic.twitter.com/aFhbHjDaVe— Richard Corey (@TheRichardCorey) August 27, 2015
Following the all-clear, there were reports on Twitter of another shooter. Police are still sweeping the campus, but the university is saying that there is no danger. It appears that someone may have started yelling as students exited the locked-down Union Hall, starting a panic.
Established in 1878, MSU is a public university with around 20,000 students and 4700 staff at four locations. In addition to the main campus in Starksville, MSU has satellite campuses in Meridian, Biloxi, and Vicksburg.
In April 2007, Seung-hui Cho killed 32 and wounded 17 at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Virginia. It was the deadliest school shooting by a single gunman in US history. Cho committed suicide when confronted by police.