Oxford and university police respond to shots fired off-campus

Posted on Sep 16 2018 - 6:10pm by DM Staff Report

Oxford police are investigating reports of shots fired near the Ole Miss campus on Saturday night.

The university utilized its text message alert system to update students on the developing incident, which occurred during the football game versus Alabama. According to the Clery Daily Crime Log, University Police received a request for assistance on a report of shots fired into a house on Hathorn Road just before 8:00 p.m. Saturday. 

The first alert message sent out by the university said shots were fired around Hathorn Road and advised people to avoid the area.

Just after 8:30 p.m., another alert said the area had been cleared and asked that anyone with additional information contact the Oxford Police Department.

OPD declined to provide an update on the ongoing investigation on Sunday afternoon.