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MIT Shooting: Gunshots Reported on MIT Campus, Police Officer Shot

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April 18, 2013|11:59 pm

News is breaking of an MIT shooting on Thursday night. According to reports, a shooting occurred on the MIT campus at approximately 10.48 p.m. ET.

An officer has reportedly been shot on the campus and in the aftermath of the shooting, officials on the campus were reporting that the situation is still "active."

Shots were reportedly fired near Building 32 on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

According to CNN, police dog has been brought in by state police but there doesn't seem to be any kind of bomb sniffing at the moment. Federal authorities do not appear to be at the scene as well, according to the report.

The campus has alerted the campus community with the following message late Thursday night:

At 10:48 PM today gunshots were reported near Building 32 (Stata) which is currently surrounded by responding agencies. The area is cordoned off. Please stay clear of area until further notice. Unknown if injuries have occurred.. Although the situation is considered active and extremely dangerous, an investigation is underway. Updates will be provided at this site when more information becomes available.

The unidentified officer who had been shot is currently in hospital and his condition is not known as of yet.

The shooting in MIT comes just days after the Boston Marathon bombings, which took place on Monday, and the massive Texas factory plant explosion that took place on Wednesday.

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