Gunshot fired on Kent State campus; suspect sought

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KENT, Ohio (AP) — An order for students and faculty members to shelter in place following the firing of a gunshot at a northeastern Ohio university has been lifted for all buildings on campus.

A Kent State University spokeswoman says a male suspect fired the shot into the ground Wednesday night near Bowman Hall, an academic building. No injuries have been reported.

The university advised people to stay put while police searched for the shooter, who was carrying a silver handgun. It later lifted the advisory for all buildings including Bowman Hall.

University police are handling the investigation and the search for the shooter.

Kent State is a public research university located in Kent, a city of about 30,000 residents. It was the site of deadly shootings by Ohio National Guardsmen during a Vietnam War protest in 1970.

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