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Possible shooter reported at Howard U, campus sweep underway

Possible shooter reported at Howard U, campus sweep underway”

Howard University has instructed all students and staff to shelter in place while police investigate unconfirmed reports of an active shooter near the D.C. campus.

Howard University tweeted police are now doing a sweep of campus.

At 1pm, police were still sweeping the area.

Several tweets are surfacing from people who appear to be on campus.

Howard students told News4 they're anxious.

"So far nothing confirmed".

It's Homecoming Week at Howard, and the HBCU is celebrating its 150th anniversary.

The event is planned to take place on campus and will feature performances from a handful of successful black internet influencers.

Authorities said they are investigating a report of a shooting at Howard University, though they initially found no indication that shots were fired. "Take precautions if in the area", the Metropolitan Police Department said on Twitter.

Howard University tweeted that they were anonymously notified of a potential shooter at the school.

Police are still searching the campus. All students and staff should stay in place and shelter in place until further notification'.



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