Northwestern University tweeted that there is a person on their Evanston campus with a gun.
They tweeted that there were reports of a person with a gun in Engelhart Hall at the corner of Emerson Street and Maple Avenue. Evanston and campus police are on the scene. Reports of a person with a gun on campus came in right before 4 PM. It hasn’t been confirmed by authorities but students and people on campus are tweeting that there has been gunfire.
The university encourages people on campus to seek shelter and stay in a safe place.
There is no confirmation but people in the area are tweeting that there are shots fired. One user shared a photo of police snipers on top of buildings near Engelhart Hall.
The Evanston campus is located 12 miles north of Chicago, Illinois. The university has two other campuses, one in Chicago and the other in Doha, Qatar. There are roughly 21,000 students enrolled in the public university. The Evanston campus spans over 240 acres.
There is no confirmation of who the shooter is.
The shooting happens on the same day as the National School Walkout day. Students walked out of school and class to protest gun violence that consistently happens at schools and campuses.
Northwestern is nationally ranked as the 11th best university with their business school ranking as number four. They have tons of famous alumni like Zooey Deschanel, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Meghan Markle, David Schwimmer, Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert.
This is a developing story.