Report of shots fired now cleared near campus


Arthur H. Trickett-Wile

An officer with the Bowling Green Police Department interviews people at Smoke Zone on 116 Old Morgantown Road Thursday, Feb. 23, 2022 just off the WKU campus in Bowling Green, Ky.

Debra Murray, Editor-in-Chief

Editor’s Note: The story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Reports of shots fired on Bookstore Way behind Lungdam Market and the Textbook Depot near the Registry were shared in an alert by the WKU PD at 4:03 p.m. but was cleared shortly after.

“Area is now clear and safe, police and EMS on scene. No active threat for the campus area,” a following WKUPD alert sent at 4:17 p.m.

Officers working at the scene were unable to comment.

Ronnie Ward, Bowling Green Police Department public information officers said “absolutely nothing” happened. Ward said a person had called and reported shots fired but none were found at the scene.

Melissa Bailey, WKUPD public information officer was contacted via phone at 4:05 p.m. but did not respond in time for publication.

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