Shooting Reported at 'Gun Free' University of Illinois, Gunman At Large

Chris Menahan
Sep. 25, 2016

There's been another shooting at the "gun-free zone" of the University of Illinois, with unconfirmed reports saying as many as 9 people were shot.

From RT:
Gunfire has been reported at the Champaign campus of the University of Illinois, according to local media. Shots were fired in an alleyway and the shooter has left the area, police say.

Several shots have been fired on Green Street between Third and Fourth streets, the Daily Illini reported, citing an Illini Alert sent out on Sunday morning. The alert recommended local residents to stay away from the area, notifying of more information to come.

No fatalities or injuries have been confirmed so far, the Daily Illini reported. Sergeant Rickey W. Bell of the University of Illinois Police Department did not confirm or deny any shootings, but added that the crime scene will be closed until at least 6am local time.

The shooting took place outside a local post office and about one block away from 'The Red Lion', a popular campus bar.

Initial reports in social media suggested up to nine people were shot, all now hospitalized.

Other unconfirmed reports claim one person was killed.

There has been no official confirmation on the number of victims so far.

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