Ohio State University Shooter Killed, 7 Injured


(RFE/RL) — Media reports in the United States say a suspected shooter on the campus of Ohio State University has been killed after shooting at least seven people.

The university’s emergency management department alerted students early on November 28 by sending a message on Twitter that said “Active shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight.”

“Run, hide, fight” has become a standard warning notice at U.S. campuses for active shooter situations.

It means: Run, evacuate if possible; hide, get silently out of view; or fight, as a last resort, taking action to disrupt or incapacitate the shooter if your life is in imminent danger.

Initial reports on November 28 said seven shooting victims were taken to a hospital and that one was in critical condition.

With nearly 60,000 students at its main campus in the city of Columbus, Ohio State University is one of the largest universities in the United States.


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