Police investigating shots fired on UT Martin campus

The investigation started after police received reports of shots fired in the area of University Villages on Thursday evening, November 16.
Published: Nov. 16, 2023 at 11:03 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 17, 2023 at 8:43 AM CST
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MARTIN, Tenn. (KFVS) - The Martin Police Department is assisting the University of Tennessee at Martin’s Department of Public Safety with an ongoing investigation of shots fired.

The investigation started around 8:28 p.m. after police received reports of shots fired outside of University Village Phase 1 Building on campus on Thursday, November 16.

According to the MPD, officers found several spent shell casings from a handgun in the stairwell on the third floor.

The building was cleared by officers and the university issued a shelter-in-place warning for all students and staff on campus.

Police said there was not an active shooting situation and there was no threat.

No injuries have been reported.

UTM lifted the shelter-in-place warning around 1 a.m. on Friday.

Police said their investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact UTM Department of Public Safety at 731-881-7777, Martin Police Department at 731-587-5355 or Weakley County Crime Stoppers at 731-587-2611.