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Fullerton campus lockdown continues amid rumors of gunshots

A report that gunshots were fired at Cal State Fullerton -- where students have been on lockdown as police search for a suspect involved in an armed robbery -- could not be confirmed by authorities.

Fullerton police have not fired any shots, said Lt. Andrew Goodrich.

“We’ve gotten a number of calls on that, but we have no confirmation,” Goodrich said.

Police and SWAT members, meanwhile, continue to clear Mihaylo Hall, a business and economics building near Nutwood Avenue and Folino Drive.

All classes were canceled for the evening and several nearby streets are shut down, including a stretch of the nearby 57 Freeway.

Authorities are searching for one of five people who led police on a high-speed chase across four counties Wednesday after robbing a jewelry store in Moreno Valley. Shots were fired during the incident, but it is not clear if anyone was fatally injured, said Officer Steve Carapia of the California Highway Patrol’s Riverside office.

During the chase, the suspects stopped at the university about 3:47 p.m. and ran. Of three that fled south on campus, one was captured, one stole a car and was later arrested in Watts and one is still on the loose. Of the two who ran north, one was taken into custody and the second is still at large, perhaps hiding in the school.



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