Campus officer shot, killed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; police search for shooter

Police: Officer shot multiple times

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A campus police officer has died after he was shot multiple times at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., on Thursday night.

The male officer was shot after responding to a report of a disturbance in the area of Vassar and Main streets, the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office told WCVB-TV, the ABC affiliate in Boston.

The officer was found with multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to a Cambridge Police Department statement.

The shooting happened about 10:48 p.m. (EDT) near campus Building 32, also called the Stata Center.

Massachusetts State Police and local police are searching for the shooter in the area.

"Responding agencies continue to investigate active shooter incident at building 32 (Stata). Please stay indoors and away from Building 32(Stata) and surrounding area," said an alert on the MIT Emergency Management website. "Although the situation is considered active and extremely dangerous, an investigation is underway. Updates will be provided at this site when more information becomes available."

Cambridge Police said via Twitter: "Our thoughts & prayers are with the officer's family & our brothers & sisters at the #MIT Police."

 

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