Dartmouth College on lockdown after non-Dartmouth student shot near campus

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HANOVER - Police in Hanover are investigating a possible drive-by shooting that took place shortly before 10 p.m. this evening near the intersection of Allen and School Streets in downtown Hanover.

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    Dartmouth College issued a campus-wide emergency alert saying that a "non-Dartmouth student" was shot at the Christian Science Reading Room at 1 School Street.

    There have since been unconfirmed reports of up to three additional shots having been heard over an hour later near Tuck Mall in the heart of the campus.  Additional reports of possible shots being heard around downtown Hanover and as far as Lebanon have continued to come in to dispatchers in the past hour, although none of those reports have yet been confirmed.

    One person is believed to have been transported by ambulance to the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center from the initial incident but no further information has been released about their condition.

    Police from numerous surrounding towns have been pouring into Hanover over the past hour to back up and assist a heavily armed Hanover Police presence that has been interviewing potential witnesses and searching the downtown.

    Allen Street is probably best known as the location of the now-closed Everything But Anchovies pizza shop and School Street is the next street to the west from South Main Street, which is home to most of Hanover's business district.

    Dartmouth College has put out a campus-wide notice to students on the school's Facebook page alerting them to the fact that an incident is underway and asking them to "shelter in place" while police continue to carry out their sweep of the downtown.

    UPDATE: At 12:37 a.m. Dartmouth College lifted the lockdown and police gave the "all clear" to resume normal life in the downtown except for sections of Allen and School Streets which were still blocked off to allow for crime scene investigation.

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