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University of Colorado on lockdown after death reported on Colorado Springs campus

At least one person is dead.



An investigation into 2 fatality was initiated at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs on Friday morning following a shooting incident that prompted a campus lockdown, with residents of dormitories instructed to take shelter.

The Colorado Springs Police Department clarified that this was not an active shooter scenario, though university officials affirmed the occurrence of a shooting on campus in a post at 9:46 a.m.

Colorado Springs police officers were present on campus conducting a death investigation, as stated in a departmental announcement posted at 8:16 a.m. Friday, approximately one hour after the university had closed the campus and implemented the lockdown.

Residents of Alpine Village at UCCS, comprising six distinct dormitory buildings, were instructed to remain indoors Friday morning, as communicated by campus police.

“We do not want movement in and around these areas,” university officials emphasized in a safety notification.

Meanwhile, other students and faculty were permitted to depart the closed campus.

The shelter-in-place directive was rescinded at 9:36 a.m., as indicated in an update from campus police.

Campus authorities initially alerted the community to the situation with a concerning safety advisory shortly after 7 a.m. on Friday.

Campus authorities initially notified the campus community about the situation through a stark safety alert issued shortly after 7 a.m. on Friday.

The alert urged individuals to adhere to lockdown procedures, emphasizing measures such as securing interior doors, switching off lights, and maintaining silence while also advising to evade or defend if necessary.

Eight minutes later, safety officials provided clarification, stating that there was no active shooter situation. CU’s Colorado Springs campus will remain closed for the entirety of the day.

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.