The Temple University Twitter account tweeted that a shooting has been reported at 3500 Germantown Ave at the Health Sciences Center Campus. Those nearby have been asked to use caution and avoid the area. Police are currently responding to the scene.
There is no word on any suspects, victims, or fatalities at this time.
That is all the information available at this time. The university has yet to tweet another update.
The active shooting reports at Temple University the is just the latest in a string of lockdowns, bomb threats, and shootings that have plagued the United States.
Temple University is a state-related research university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. It was founded in 1884 by Baptist Minister Russell Conwell. In 1882, Conwell came to Pennsylvania to lead the Grace Baptist Church while he began tutoring working class citizens late at night to accommodate their work schedules.
These students, later dubbed “night owls”, were taught in the basement of Conwell’s Baptist Temple, hence the origin of the university’s name and mascot. By 1907, the institution revised its institutional status and was incorporated as a university.
As of 2017, more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students were enrolled at the school.