Ohio State shooting: What we know now

Megan Robinson, Staff Writer

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Abdul Razak Ali Artan drove a car into a crowd on the campus of Ohio State University and then proceeded to attack students and other bystanders with a butcher knife.

Eleven people were injured and taken to the hospital, with one in critical condition. At least two victims were being treated for stab wounds, four were hurt by the car, and two were being treated for cuts, according to the Associated Press.

Officer Alan Horujko, of the Ohio State University police department, shot and killed the suspect on the morning of Nov. 28.

Artan was a student at the university and of Somali descent. He was living in the United States as a legal permanent resident, after leaving his homeland with his family in 2007. Artan lived in Pakistan until 2014, according to NBC News.  

The school’s emergency management team initially reported via email and Twitter alerts shortly before 10 a.m. that there was an active shooter on campus .

This recent tragedy brings up the issue of gun laws and school safety issues. In the United States, people have a greater chance of dying in mass shootings if they’re at work or at school, according to the Pew Research Center.

Since 2013 there have been 142 mass shootings on campuses in the United States, according to an index created by Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

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