Local police confirmed by phone shortly after 9 p.m. tonight that the individual who allegedly shot a victim near downtown Commercial Street was detained.
The Bulletin asked Emporia police for a statement but was told “everyone gets a press release tomorrow (Feb. 7).” Authorities declined further comment in regard to the time and location of the incident, as well as the condition of the victim.
Lucas Shenk, junior theater education major, said he was outside the campus library when he heard first one gunshot, followed by four or five more.
“I just tried to figure out where it was,” Shenk said. “A few minutes later, I was walking home and saw between 10th and 11th on Mechanic (Street)…a lot of cop lights.”
At 7:50 p.m., Shenk posted in a Facebook status that he had heard the shots “go off relatively close” to campus.
Campus police declined to comment on whether or not the Rave Alert system was activated.