Northwestern campus shelter in place now restricted to Englehart Hall

Weber Arch and University Hall at Northwestern University in Evanston Ill

Students and Northwestern community members were informed of the incident through emergency phone and email alerts and told to shelter in place on the Evanston campus.

The Evanston Police Department later stated that there was "no evidence of a victim, scene, or gunman found", but that they, along with Northwestern University police officials, would continue to "search and secure the area".

Police descended on a graduate dorm west of Northwestern University's main campus in Evanston Wednesday for reports of shots fired, but authorities said they found "no evidence of a victim, scene or gunman".

About 2:45 p.m., Evanston police called Studio SLK, a hair salon across the street from Engelhart Hall, to tell everyone to stay inside and away from the windows, according to the owner, Sandy Lewis-Kadiri. "Remain sheltered or avoid the area".

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Police have blocked off roads around Englehart Hall, a graduate dormitory after reports of shots fired.

"If not on campus, stay away".

The report comes as students across the country walked out of school to protest gun violence. "We're still treating this as an active investigation". According to ABC News, the incident was directly dubbed a "swatting incident", suggesting that it was a prank call directed towards the school.

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