BREAKING: Shot fired in McDonough, crowd detained at Midnight Madness

The approximately 5,000 thousands of students who attended Midnight Madness were detained because shots were fired near in a bathroom in McDonough, according to a Department of Public Safety officer Vox reporter Will Sommer spoke to this evening.

According to the officer, a suspect was apprehended in Village C East West.

The officer also said that an off-campus officer lost his weapon while at the event.  It’s unclear whether the two incidents are related.

Vox will bring you more information as we get it.

Update 12:55 a.m. The gun was allegedly found in a bathroom in Village C West.

Sommer is at the scene and says he sees a few cops there now.  He also saw Vice President of Student Affairs Todd Olson there; Olson declined to comment.

Sommer also spoke to Men’s Basketball coach John Thompson III, who said he didn’t hear any shots during Midnight Madness.

We’ve called the DPS office to try to get more information, but they refused to comment until tomorrow morning.

Update 1:15 a.m. Sommer says he hasn’t heard anything about injuries.  We just called the Metropolitan Police Department’s Second District office, and they said that they do not have anyone from Georgetown currently in custody.

Update 1:20 a.m. Todd Olson told Voice News Editor Eric Pilch that no one was injured.  There are still multiple police cars on campus.

Update 1:25 a.m. According to Sommer, the gun was found on Village C West 3.  The suspect who was apprehended was male.

Update 3:00 a.m. Check out Vox‘s latest post for more information and photos of the damage.

7 Comments on “BREAKING: Shot fired in McDonough, crowd detained at Midnight Madness

  1. McDonough has a capacity of about 2,500, yet you say there were 5,000 students there? Thats a little fishy, but why let accuracy get in the way of your “journalism”

  2. @Joe: Sorry bout that. That’s the number we got from the DPS officer we spoke to. I’ve just updated the post.

  3. Anyone with half a brain should realize that there’s no way 5,000 students could have been there. That would mean that about 5/6 of the entire undergraduate student body, including everyone studying abroad, was in the gym at that time. Plus, as Joe pointed out, the capacity of McDonough is about half that. Way to check your facts, Juliana.

  4. Anonymity is in no way conducive to pointlessly mean behavior.

  5. Pingback: Vox Populi » Vox’s Midnight Madness shooting primer

  6. might i suggest not posting drafts of your thoughts. Just looks very sloppy seeing words lined out and sentences carrying on without a fluid structure.

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