Gunshot fired on Kent State campus; suspect sought

KENT, Ohio (AP) — A gunshot has been fired at a northeastern Ohio university, and police are seeking the shooter.

A Kent State University spokeswoman says a male suspect fired the shot into the ground Wednesday night near Bowman Hall, an academic building on the university’s main campus. No injuries have been reported.

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The university advises people to shelter in place while police search for the shooter, who was carrying a silver handgun.

Kent State University police are handling the investigation. No other details of the shooting and investigation are available.

Kent State is a public research university located in Kent, a city of about 30,000 residents less than an hour’s drive southeast of Cleveland. The university has eight campuses around the northeast Ohio region. The campus in Kent is the largest.