University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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UWM police officer involved in shooting on campus

Campus is open, although the area around the Fine Arts Building has been blocked off by police.

By - Mar 19th, 2019 09:02 am

A UWM police officer shot an individual this morning near the loading dock by the Fine Arts Building. The individual, who is not connected to UWM, was taken to the hospital. No UWM students or employees were injured in the incident. An investigation is underway.

Campus is open, although the area around the Fine Arts Building has been blocked off by police. Operations are normal. However, this is spring break, and no classes are in session.

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Recognized as one of the nation’s 130 top research universities, UW-Milwaukee provides a world-class education to 27,500 students from 91 countries on a budget of $689 million. Its 15 schools and colleges include Wisconsin’s only schools of architecture, freshwater sciences and public health, and it is a leading educator of nurses and teachers. UW-Milwaukee partners with leading companies to conduct joint research, offer student internships and serve as an economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin. The Princeton Review named UW-Milwaukee a 2019 “Best Midwestern” university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews, and the Sierra Club has recognized it as Wisconsin’s leading sustainable university.

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