Seven injured in Ohio University shooting

Seven people have been taken to hospital with injuries after a reported shooting at Ohio State University.

The Columbus Fire Department said two of the casualties were in a stable condition, but provided no information on the other five.

According to the Columbus Dispatch, the suspect has died and nine people were injured.

The university placed the campus on lockdown and sent a tweet to students warning them to “Run Hide Fight

Continue to shelter in place in north campus area. Follow directions of Police on scene,” authorities tweeted.

No more information was immediately available. The university, located in Columbus, has 60,000 students.

Reports said that police need time to secure the campus, which is one of the largest colleges in the US.

Federal officials from the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are also responding.

According to the school reports, police have surrounded the Lane Avenue parking garage, where an officer at the scene said a suspected shooter was believed to be inside.

A bomb squad was also at the scene, report said.

Ohio’s thoughts and prayers go out to the Ohio State community,” Ohio Governor John Kasich tweeted.

Be safe, listen to first responders“, he added.

BBC/Hauwa M.