A GUNMAN is loose on a university in the U.S. sparking a lockdown among staff and students, it has been reported. As of yet, Evanston police have not been able to confirm evidence of a victim, scene or a gunman.
Students and staff at Northwestern University in IL were told to take shelter amid reports of an active shooter on campus after 3 p.m.
Northwestern University spokesman Alan Cubbage said they received a report of a shooting inside the Frank C. Engelhart graduate residence hall at Emerson Street and Maple Avenue.
Students were notified of an "emergency" at 2:40 p.m. about a person with a gun on campus, the school's student newspaper, The Daily Northwestern reported.
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Shortly after 3 p.m., Evanston police said they found no trace of a shooting but continued to "search and secure the area".
The call prompted Northwestern to urge people in the area to "shelter in a safe place and stay until further notice".
Lewis-Kadiri said she didn't hear any gunshots, but 'we can see the activity that's going on'.
Engelhart Hall is a graduate student complex that houses both graduate students and their partners and families, according to the Daily Northwestern. According to ABC News, the incident was directly dubbed a "swatting incident", suggesting that it was a prank call directed towards the school.