Gunshots heard on MU's campus during fraternity ritual
COLUMBIA — Gunshots were fired on MU's campus Friday evening according to University of Missouri police and multiple witnesses.
Students were gathered for a ritual revealing the newest members of a fraternity to the public when a fight broke out at Traditions Plaza, across from Jesse Hall. Witnesses said someone then pulled out a gun and fired two shots into the air.
University of Missouri Police said nobody was injured and no arrests have been made.
Police described the suspect as a black male with dreadlocks wearing a white shirt. He was described as 5-foot-7 and 160 pounds, and left in a white car.
MUPD is aware of unconfirmed reports of shots fired at Traditions Plaza. No current threat to campus. pic.twitter.com/99n90krbEh— MU Alert (@MUalert) May 7, 2016
Following prelim investigation, MUPD confirms 2 shots fired in air. No injuries. Suspect info: pic.twitter.com/37nCr0EnuK— MU Alert (@MUalert) May 7, 2016
[Editor's note: This story has been updated for clarity.]
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