DC Police Respond To Reports of Active Shooter Near Howard University No Evidence Found Of Shooter

WASHINGTON — 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 said it was “anonymously notified of a potential shooter on campus” Tuesday afternoon. The university said it “took the call seriously” and contacted police so they could investigate.

D.C. police officers are on the scene conducting a sweep of the campus. At least one building on campus has been evacuated as a precaution.

D.C. police have not confirmed any active shooter situation to WTOP. Police are asking people to avoid 6th Street from Fairmont Street to College Street and Howard Place from Georgia Avenue to 4th Street while they investigate.

Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick told students and staff to shelter in place until more information is released.

Police have not located a shooter or any victims at this time. Police have not released details about where the active shooter. Originally reported at Wtop.com

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