Police find shell casing after shots fired near MU campus

3 years 1 month 2 weeks ago Friday, August 28 2015 Aug 28, 2015 Friday, August 28, 2015 11:41:00 PM CDT August 28, 2015 in News
By: James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and Louie Kaczmarek, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - Police said Friday night they found a shell casing near the intersection of Hitt Street and Cherry Street, after a report of shots fired.

The Columbia Police Department was looking for a silver 4-door Nissan that was seen leaving the area and heading toward Campus Bar & Grill, according to MU Alert.

Police said they did not have a suspect description. They said there were no victims in the incident.

The MU Alert system first sent a text to students at about 11:10 p.m. to notify them of shots fired near campus. MU Alert sent an update 30 minutes later saying the situation had been stabilized.

 


 

MU Alert asked students to call their parents and assure them they were safe. MU asked students and others near campus not to call MUPD for inquiries about the incident, in order to avoid overloading phone lines.

[Editor's note: This story has been updated to emphasize The Columbia Police Department's involvement in the investigation, rather than the University of Missouri Police Department.]

 

 

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