OU active shooter: University of Oklahoma police give all clear after shots fired investigation

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Saturday, April 8, 2023
Active shooter reported on the campus of the University of Oklahoma
Details are limted as reports emerge that multiple people have been shot on the campus.

NORMAN, Oklahoma -- The University of Oklahoma was under high alert late Friday night after authorities received reports of an active shooter on campus.

The Norman, Oklahoma, campus first alerted followers at about 9:25 p.m. on the university's Twitter account.

"OU-Norman Emergency: There is an active shooter at the Van Vleet Oval. Take immediate action now. Run Hide. Fight!" the university tweeted.

Van Vleet Oval is a central green space for outdoor activities, according to OU.

A follow-up tweet at 9:45 p.m. stated the university's police department was investigating possible shots fired, urging people to avoid the South Oval area and to shelter in place. OU reaffirmed that investigation in a tweet 19 minutes later.

Shortly before 11 p.m. the school tweeted that campus police had issued an all clear.

"After a thorough search, no threat was found. There is no threat to campus. Alert has been canceled," they wrote.