What to Know
- A shelter in place was ordered at Dartmouth College after one person was shot near campus on Friday night.
- The person who was shot was a non-student, according to police.
- The shelter in place was lifted around 12:30 a.m. Saturday.
A shelter in place was ordered at Dartmouth College after one person was shot near campus on Friday night.
According to Hanover police, at 9:50 p.m. Friday a 19-year-old non-Dartmouth student was shot at the Christian Science Reading Room at 1 School St.
The school said the gunman was at large and additional shots were being reported from various campus locations, prompting the shelter in place order. Several videos posted on Twitter showed people saying they were students huddled in dorm rooms and fraternity houses.
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“I could not comprehend it as real at first,” Dartmouth student Skylar Miklus told the Boston Globe. “Once I received the text, I realized it was and I was very freaked out.”
The college lifted the shelter in place around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, saying they had responded to all related reports and found nothing to indicate additional shots were fired.
Hanover police said the victim is in stable condition and no arrests have been made.
Officials believe the situation to be calm, with nothing to make them think there is an active danger as of now. The motive is unknown and the investigation is ongoing.
Hanover police, New Hampshire State Police, the Grafton County Sheriff's Office and Grafton County Attorney all responded to the scene.
Gov. Chris Sununu said on Twitter that state officials were “aware of the developing situation” at Dartmouth and state police were on site and had been directed to assist in any way possible.
One town over in Lebanon, police are also investigating reports of gunshots.
Around 11:15 p.m., Lebanon police said they received multiple calls reporting gunshots in the area of North Main Street and Fountain Way.
This incident remains under investigation. It is not known if there is any connection to the shooting in Hanover.