Shots were reported at the Champaign campus of the University of Illinois as several shots were fired on Green Street between Third and Fourth streets.
Kathryn Lawlor was on Snapchat at the time and the sound of gunfire can be heard in the shocking clip.
She shared the footage with the capture “holy s***. Guns fired”, and reports say the gunman remains at large.
— U of I Police (@UIPD) September 25, 2016
The shooting took place outside a local post office and about one block away from student bar The Red Lion.
Reports say drinkers were kept inside during the incident.
Residents have been urged to stay away from the area while cops hunt the gunman – who is believed to have left the campus.
There has been no confirmation of the death toll or number of injuries.
The shooting comes after five people were killed by a gunman in a mall in Washington.