UK Police: campus all clear after reports of gunshots
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - University of Kentucky police say campus is all clear after reports of gunshots on campus.
The school’s alert system issued the warning just before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.
The alert said shots were fired near Parking Structure 1 at University Drive and Cooper Drive. Campus police also posted on social media about the report, asking people to avoid the area.
Shots fired in the area of University and Cooper Drive near Parking Structure 1. Avoid the area. More information at https://t.co/7nWhfsKDly— University of Kentucky Police (@UKPolice) February 15, 2023
UK’s campus alert system said the emergency situation was over around 2:20 a.m. Wednesday. A post on the school’s official Twitter account confirmed the alert was not an active shooter situation, and no one was hurt.
According to a statement from Police Chief Joe Monroe, police determined a gun was discharged from inside a vehicle.
While UK Police are still investigating reports received of shots fired near Parking Structure 1, this is not an active shooter situation. There are no victims reported. We will share more information as it becomes available.— University of Kentucky (@universityofky) February 15, 2023
UK Police are still investigating what happened.
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