No evidence of shots fired on Northwestern campus, police say

EVANSTON, Ill. — UPDATE: Evanston Police told WGN-TV that they found no evidence of shots fired on the campus of Northwestern University.

Police received a call around 2:17 p.m. Wednesday from an individual claiming to have shot his girlfriend in the area of Emerson Street and Maple Avenue, according to WGN-TV.


Previously: Evanston Police are investigating a report of shots fired on the campus of Northwestern University, WGN-TV reports.

Police were in the area of Emerson Street and Maple Avenue around 3:30 p.m. due to a shooting investigation, the department’s Twitter account read.

In another tweet, at 4:11 p.m., law enforcement said that the area was checked and there was “no evidence of a victim, scene or gunman.” Police add that they are continuing to search and secure the area.

Northwestern University also tweeted, warning those on campus to seek shelter and stay in a safe place until further notice.

This story has been updated from its previous version.