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Report of shots fired

May 6, 2016

11:38 p.m.

MUPD reports no evidence to indicate any current threat to campus. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 882-7201. Police officers will continue the investigation.

11:19 p.m.

Following a preliminary investigation, MUPD officers have confirmed that two shots were fired on campus near Traditions Plaza. No injuries have been reported, and MUPD continues to investigate the situation. There is no current threat to campus.

Police are searching for a suspect who is described as black male with dreadlocks, 5'7", 160 pounds, and wearing a white shirt. He was last seen driving a white, four door vehicle, with a partial license plate of W93 Z.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact MUPD at 882-7201.

10:49 p.m.

University of Missouri Police are aware that there are unconfirmed reports of shots fired on campus and are currently investigating the situation. Officers are on scene at Traditions Plaza investigating the report. There is no indication of a current threat to campus.

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.