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IU-Notify alert for Sunday shooting not issued because of perceived lack of threat



An IU-Notify alert was not issued Sunday morning in response to a shooting on South Grant Street that left two people injured. 

Ben Hunter, associate vice president for IU Public Safety and Institutional Assurance, said an IU-Notify alert was not issued because the supervisor on duty received information that the incident occurred off-campus. 

“We will not send out an IU-Notify that’s not IU geography, IU-owned property unless it’s a serious, ongoing continued threat to IU,” Hunter said. 

Hunter said the decision to issue an alert is based on whether or not there is a serious and continued threat. Hunter said IU Police Department was notified Bloomington Police Department captured an alleged shooter within one or two minutes of arriving on scene, which he said mitigated ongoing and continuous threat protocol. 

He said BPD asked IUPD for mutual aid in setting up a perimeter around the scene. 

BPD Capt. Ryan Pedigo said there were multiple shooters involved, and they are looking for information to help them find at least one other person. BPD arrested 20-year-old Gabriel Alsman in connection to the shooting Sunday. 

Hunter said the supervisor did not have the information that there were still other shooters not in custody at the time. Based on the information known at the time, IUPD didn’t believe there was a serious and continued threat. 

“Likely if they had that information and someone was in the area, unknown or specifically told they were headed toward campus, then at that point, he would have initiated the IU-Notify protocol,” Hunter said. 

He said there is an after action review on every critical incident, and they will review this incident to adjust protocols. 

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