MTSU Police investigating shots-fired report Wednesday night at Murphy Center

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MTSU Police continues investigating reports of shots fired late Wednesday night outside of Murphy Center.

No injuries or damage was reported, and there are no suspects at this time.

Police responded to the scene just after 11 p.m. Wednesday when an employee working in the area reported seeing a male suspect fire a handgun into the air in the area between Murphy Center and the Kennon Sports Hall of Fame. The suspect was last seen running north toward Greenland Drive.

The employee reported that there was a group of people playing basketball in one of the auxiliary gymnasiums at the time. Police questioned multiple people but none were able to give a detailed description of the suspect.

MTSU Police sent out emergency alerts to the campus community to stay away from the area as officers secured the scene. Investigators recovered multiple shell casings, and police issued an "all clear" message to campus around 1:30 a.m. Thursday.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call MTSU Police at 615-898-2424.