Shooting at UIC

March 7th, 2009 - 10:56 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

UICSpokesman Mark Rosati of University of Illinois at Chicago said the police are searching each room of a campus building where there were reports of possible gunshots. According to the officials they have found no evidence of the shooting.

Nineteen-year-old sophomore Neilsen Little said he and others were at tutoring session inside the Student Services Building the afternoon when he heard a noise and thought someone dropped something.

Little said a woman then came into the office with a report of a possible shooting, and while he and others were getting ready to leave, police officers came and escorted them out.

Rosati says the only confirmed gunfire occurred when one of UIC’s responding campus officers accidentally discharged his gun into the ground. The 25,000-student UIC campus is part of the University of Illinois system. Rosati said that the officials checked video surveillance of the area and found nothing. An alert posted on the UIC’s Web site asking people to stay clear of the area has been taken down.

The police came to the University of Illinois at Chicago campus after receiving reports of shots fired in the Student Services building. After searching the campus , Chicago Police do not believe there is a gunman in the neighborhood.

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