Ohio State University is in lockdown after an apparent shooting on campus, with seven people reportedly rushed to hospital with injuries, Chicago Tribune.
Two of those people are in stable condition, the department said. It had no information on the other five people. It was not immediately clear whether the shooting was still in progress, according to the Columbus Fire Department .
Around 10 a.m., the university's emergency management department tweeted "Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College." Watts Hall is a materials science and engineering building.
"Run, hide, fight" is standard protocol for active shooter situations. It means: Run, evacuate if possible; hide, get silently out of view; or fight, as a last resort, take action to disrupt or incapacitate the shooter if your life is in imminent danger.
The university followed up with another tweet: "Continue to shelter in place in north campus area. Follow directions of Police on scene." The university asked for anyone with information to call police.
No more information was immediately available. A Columbus police dispatcher declined to comment on the reports, but police vehicles were seen at the scene.