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Shots fired at Catholic U; no injuries

By Maria Glod and Jenna Johnson

Gunshots were fired Friday morning on the campus of Catholic University, but authorities said no one was injured and they do not think there is a continuing threat.

About 8:45 a.m., the university's Department of Public Safety learned of a report of possible gunshots, school officials said in a statement.

Campus and District police responded and determined the gunfire came from the area in front of Millennium North and South residence halls on John McCormack Road. Authorities searched the campus and did not find anyone who was injured or any suspects.

According to a statement by Thomasine N. Johnson, the university's Director of Public Safety and Emergency Management authorities do not believe anyone connected to the university was involved.

Officials said a possible suspect has been described as thin black man, wearing a white T-shirt with red and black lettering or images, gray sweat pants, and some type of gray top with a hood.

By Maria Glod and Jenna Johnson  | November 5, 2010; 12:19 PM ET
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Comments

Drat! They missed the Pope!

Posted by: clitteigh | November 5, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Wow...Somebody from Ohio State hates Catholic U.

Posted by: jbworldwide | November 5, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

No, last time they tried, they hit the pope three times.

Posted by: blasmaic | November 5, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

No, last time they tried, they hit the pope three times.

Posted by: blasmaic | November 5, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Sure there must be other catholic schools students can go to other than one on the edge of several ghettos. I wonder if parents really are aware of how violent the city is when they send their kids there. Outsiders are not welcome in DC, its only a matter of time before more CU students / parents are killed or robbed or whatever. Its sad...

Posted by: plugugly7 | November 6, 2010 9:49 AM | Report abuse

@ plugugly7 You're really being a drama-queen.

Posted by: jbworldwide | November 6, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

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