Wesleyan University Shooting Update: Shelter-in-Place Lifted, Multiple Temporary Shutdowns Placed

On Wednesday, at Wesleyan University, a shelter-in-place was lifted following a report of a shooting emergency near campus. Police announced that the suspect is currently in their custody, reported WTNH.

In the wake of this, Wesleyan University issued a statement clarifying that the shooting took place adjacent to the campus and not on it. Until now, no casualties have been reported.

Police officers also revealed that they believed the two parties involved knew each other. However, the identity of the suspect who was arrested is not known yet.

At 2:33 p.m. local time, when officials received the report of a shooting incident, they responded to the area of Pearl Street and Court Street.

The caller stated that after they heard many gunshots sounds, they spotted a vehicle fleeing west on Court Street. It was a blue SUV.

Upon inspection, police found a black man on Broad Street who was running south. They pursued him on foot.

Police chased him through various backyards of Broad Street. Finally, he was caught on Hamlin Street by the police.

Police announced the temporary shutdown of Pearl Street between College Street and Court Street. Alongside, a temporary shutdown was also extended to Hamlin Street between Williams Street and College Street.

No Threat To the Public Over Wesleyan University Shooting

As per Fox 61, officials of Wesleyan University revealed that they notified staff, students, and faculty about the incident.

In a statement, the university said,

“Wesleyan University entered a shelter-in-place in response to a report of a shooting near campus. The university followed its emergency notification protocols. Members of the community—faculty, students, and staff—were notified of the incident. Updates were transmitted through the emergency notification system via phone, text, and email.”

Police clarified that the Wesleyan University shooting was an isolated incident. Moreover, it also confirmed that there was no threat to the public.

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