K-State Police Investigate Reports of Shots Fired at K-State

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Below is a timeline as released by the K-State Police Department surrounding the events that took place at the Kansas State Foundation Building in Manhattan.


12:32 p.m.

K-State Police have concluded preliminary investigation and released the scene for normal operations. Anyone with information, should call 785-532-6412 or send information to the silent witness website or through the Live Safe app. Police will give an update by 4 p.m. if there is additional information available.

12:08 p.m.

Police have confirmed that shots were fired in the parking lot north of the KSU Foundation Building. Again, there are no injuries reported and police are investigating.

11:51 a.m.

There is no ongoing threat. KSU Foundation employees may resume business as usual but the public should continue to avoid the scene so police can investigate.

11:37 a.m.

K-State Police are on scene and are investigating. No injuries are reported. Please stay clear of the area so officers can investigate the incident.

11:15 a.m.
K-State Police have received a report of shots fired near the KSU Foundation Building at Denison and Kimball. Those in the area should shelter in place and everyone else should stay clear of the area. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

Any witnesses to the event should call the police department at 785-532-6412. Tips may also be sent to the silent witness website or through the Live Safe app. The Riley County Police Department can be reached at 785-537-2112.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.