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MUPD searching for suspect after gun shots fired on campus

May 7, 4:30 p.m.: MUPD confirms there was no law enforcement presence at last night’s gathering on Traditions’ Plaza. No plans to have extra patrols in the area tonight. University officials are working to get more information on last night’s incident. We are waiting to hear back.

11:22 p.m.: MUPD confirm two shots were fired in the air. No injuries known.

The suspect police are looking for a 5’7″, 160 lbs. black man with dreadlocks wearing a white shirt. He was last seen driving a white, four-door vehicle, partial license plate: W93 Z.

10:36 p.m. 5/6/16: Right now there is a strong law enforcement presence on MU’s campus after reports of shots fired.

The MU Police Department as well as the Columbia Police are on scene between Traditions Plaza and Jesse Hall. Ambulances are also on scene.

MU issued an alert at 10:49 stating campus police were aware of unconfirmed reports of shots fired in the area and are investigating.

Major Brian Weimer with MUPD tells ABC 17 that responding officers say there is nothing in the area to indicate a current threat to campus at this time.

It appears there was some sort of large gathering in the area before police arrived. People on scene say there was a probate event going on where organizations like fraternities and sororities initiate new members.

Others on scene tell ABC 17 News crews that a fight broke out during the event.

ABC 17 News has crews at the scene and are working to get more information.Stay with ABC 17 News on this developing story.

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