One injured in Washington University shooting | KBIA

One injured in Washington University shooting

Apr 20, 2016

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ST. LOUIS - Officials at Washington University in St. Louis say at least one person has been injured in a shooting near the school's student union and performing arts building, and are urging anyone on campus to remain in a safe place.

The shooting happened about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. University spokeswoman Sue Killenberg McGinn says one person was injured in a shooting near the university's Mallinckrodt Center. She says the person has been taken to a hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Details about what led to the shooting were not immediately available.

The university sent an alert to students, faculty and staff urging them to "shelter in place." An earlier alert said a "person with a weapon" had been reported on the school's Danforth Campus.