COLUMBUS, OHIO (CBS & AP) — A shooting at Ohio State University sent eight people to the hospital Monday morning, the Columbus Fire Department said shortly after the school sent a series of tweets telling students to shelter in place and to “Run Hide Fight.”
Police said they killed at least one suspect during an active shooter lockdown at Ohio State University on Monday morning. It is not clear whether or not there is a second suspect, but police are advising locals to stay on lockdown because of an active shooter.
Officials say at least eight people were injured, one critically, in an incident that began at the campus’ chemical engineering building. At least four of the eight wounded have gunshot wounds.
Two of those people are in stable condition, the department said. It had no information on the other five people. It was not immediately clear whether the shooting was still in progress.
Around 10 a.m., the university’s emergency management department tweeted “Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College.” Watts Hall is a materials science and engineering building.
“Run, hide, fight” is standard protocol for active shooter situations. It means: Run, evacuate if possible; hide, get silently out of view; or fight, as a last resort, take action to disrupt or incapacitate the shooter if your life is in imminent danger.
The university followed up with another tweet: “Continue to shelter in place in north campus area. Follow directions of Police on scene.” The university asked for anyone with information to call police.
Many police vehicles were at the scene. No other information was immediately available.
With nearly 60,000 students at its main Columbus campus, Ohio State is one of the nation’s largest universities.