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Gunfire near campus

Jan. 23, 2016

1:02 a.m.

Columbia Police continue to investigate the report of an individual firing a gun into the air at 9th and Elm streets. According to witnesses, the suspect got into a car and drove south toward campus. Witnesses were able to provide a license plate number to police. No description of the individual is available at this time. Police ask that civilians call MUPD (882-7201) if they see anything suspicious on campus and Columbia Police (442-6131) if anything is witnessed off campus related to this incident. If there is an emergency, please call 911 immediately.

12:39 a.m.

University of Missouri Police received a report of a fight at Campus Bar and Grill at 9th and Elm streets. One individual shot a gun into the air, and then headed south toward campus. Columbia Police are currently investigating.

We will update this website as additional information is confirmed. Please check here for official information. Please do not distribute unconfirmed information or rumors or post or pass along rumors on social media outlets. Safety is the university’s top priority and we are working hard to assure that the campus remains safe while information is obtained and confirmed.

This is the official University of Missouri emergency alert website. Whenever an emergency occurs that affects the university community, this website will be updated as quickly as possible with the most current, confirmed information. Please check here for official information. So that phone systems do not become overloaded, please do not call MUPD as they are working hard to confirm facts and maintain the safety of the campus. We are in touch with them as they work through the process and will update this website as quickly as information is received and confirmed.

Please do not distribute unconfirmed information or rumors or post or pass along rumors on social media outlets. Safety is the university's top priority, and we are working hard to assure that the campus remains safe while information is obtained and confirmed.

Students, please call your parents to assure them that you are safe. Thank you.