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Shooting incident near WVU campus

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — College Avenue and Falling Run Road were shut down Wednesday after police rushed to the scene of a shots-fired call.

A medical examiner was called to 1311 College Ave. after the Morgantown Police Department reported shots fired at that location at 12:19 p.m., according to MECCA 911 and emergency radio traffic.

Andrew Stacy, Morgantown’s public information officer, said the department responded to a shots-fired call in the vicinity of College Avenue and Falling Run Road and that MPD was asking residents to avoid the area.

At 1:40 p.m., Stacy said there was no more information available and that updates would be provided as they were available. The Dominion Post sent a list of questions including if any officers were injured in the incident and who, if anyone, was shot. Falling Run Road and College Avenue were reopened at 1:56 p.m., according to a press release.

“We are monitoring this developing situation. However, it’s important to note that it did not occur on the WVU campus. University Police is assisting Morgantown Police. Out of an abundance of caution, we are sending alerts, posting to social media and keeping our campus community updated as we confirm information,” April Kaull, WVU spokesperson said.

The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department, WVU Police Department, MPD and West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Police were all on scene Wednesday afternoon.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and U.S. Federal Marshals were called to the scene, according to scanner traffic.

A fugitive believed to be in West Virginia, Donquale Gray, shot a police officer in Bluefield, Virginia, on Feb. 16. It is unknown if Gray was involved.

Story by The Dominion Post