Police at Washington University in St. Louis are urging students, faculty and staff to go to a safe place after a shooting that injured at least one person on the school’s main campus.
The shooting happened about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. University spokeswoman Sue Killenberg McGinn says one person was injured in the shooting near the school’s student union and performing arts building. Details about what led to the shooting were not immediately available.
McGinn says the victim was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive.
The university sent an alert to students, faculty and staff urging them to “shelter in place.” It wasn’t immediately clear if an arrest has been made.
Vice Chancellor Jill Friedman said that “no students were involved.” She referred additional questions to police in the St. Louis suburb of Clayton who are investigating the shooting.
The 163-year-old private university has an enrollment of about 15,000. It’s located on the border of the city of St. Louis and St. Louis County.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.