No shots fired, says Department of Public Safety after shooting report investigation


University of Michigan-Flint

DPS says no shooting took place after investigating a shooting report on the UM-Flint campus on Monday, Oct. 4.

At approximately 9:38 a.m on Monday, Oct. 4, the UM-Flint Department of Public Safety sent out a warning citing a report of shots fired outside the William S. White Building. 

Jennifer Hogan, executive director for marketing and digital strategies at UM-Flint said after searching the area DPS along with local police concluded there was no threat and no shots had been fired. The all-clear was issued at 9:50 a.m. 

The report came on the heels of a shooting threat made towards the University of Michigan over the weekend. Hogan said the events were unrelated. 

“Anytime somebody thinks they heard something like that, we’re always going to respond, we’re always going to let our campus know right away,” Hogan said. “We’d rather just make sure that we thoroughly check anything out any time somebody feels that there is that type of threat. And that’s what we did.”

A web page detailing today’s events and resources for those seeking services regarding the incident can be accessed here.