COLUMBUS, Ohio — An active shooter has been reported on the Ohio State University campus, according to the university’s Department of Public Safety website.
People are urged to shelter in place and avoid the area.
“Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College,” OSU Emergency Management tweeted Monday morning.
The Columbus Fire Department told news organizations 9 people had been transported to area hospitals.
Sophomore Wyatt Crosher said he heard gunfire that he believes came from a class building across the street.
“My roommate and I heard about three or four gunshots from across the street, and soon after we heard a bunch of police and ambulances pull up across the street,” the 19-year-old said.
“We can’t see the building where the shooting happened because of a dorm blocking our view. It truly sounded like gunshots, and really soon after we heard a bunch of sirens. We can see the police cars from our dorm.”