Evanston Police Commander Ryan Glew confirmed they received a call around 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday from a person who said he shot his girlfriend at Engelhart graduate residence hall in the university campus, Xinhua reported.
After a search of the dorm and area around it, police found no evidence of a shooting, no victim and no gunman, Glew said. Police said at a press conference they confirmed it was a prank call.
Acting upon the report of gun shots earlier Wednesday, the university had sent out an alert to all students and faculty, telling them a gunman was reported on the campus and asking people nearby to "seek shelter in a safe place and remain there until further notice."
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