Gun fired off campus, safety bulletin issued

Story by Mary Bradley, Editor-in-Chief

Police are looking for suspects who fired gunshots into an off campus house on the north side of Murray around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to a safety bulletin sent to Murray State students, faculty and staff. No injuries have been reported.

The bulletin said the Murray Police Department is investigating the incident but that police don’t have a description of the suspects, their vehicle or which direction they might have driven.

Adrienne King, the university’s vice president of Marketing and Outreach, said the information provided is all that known as of 11 p.m. Tuesday, but she said if more information becomes available it will be sent to the university community.

Wil Underwood, senior from Owensboro, Kentucky, said three officers arrived at his house this evening on Covey Drive. He said the officers asked if he had noticed anything suspicious and told Underwood and his roommate to lock their doors and stay inside.

He said two of the officers had guns drawn and one had a shotgun. He said officers were driving down the road with brights on and a police car was parked in his yard. Underwood said he has not heard any additional details outside of the safety bulletin sent by the university.

King said the safety bulletin was issued out of “an abundance of caution.”

She said suspicious activity should be reported to Public Safety and Emergency Management, Murray Police Department or through the LiveSafe app. Campus is not on lockdown.

The News will follow this story as it progresses.