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'No evidence' of shots fired at Northwestern graduate dorm

'No evidence' of shots fired at Northwestern graduate dorm

The first alert came at 2.40pm Wednesday, via the Northwestern University Emergency Notification System, stating: 'This is not a drill.

The Evanston Police Department later stated that there was "no evidence of a victim, scene, or gunman found", but that they, along with Northwestern University police officials, would continue to "search and secure the area".

Students were ordered to take shelter and everyone else was ordered to keep away from the area after a report of a person with a gun in Engelhart Hall, a graduate student dormitory on the Evanston campus, in suburban Chicago.

Alan Cubbage, a spokesperson for the school, told the Chicago Tribune the school had received a report of a shooting inside Engelhart Hall, which houses graduate students and their families. If on campus, seek shelter in safe place and stay until further notice.

Nobody was injured and Glew says the student who the caller reported had been shot by a boyfriend has been located and she is safe.

"NUPD responding to Evanston campus emergency. Remain sheltered or avoid the area". "More info will be provided when available".

Evanston police initally said they were investigating reports of shots fired near Emerson and Maple. "We're still treating this as an active investigation". Stay with 8News online and on air for the latest updates.