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The University of Wisconsin-Madison has asked students to "shelter in place" on Wednesday evening following a report of shots being fired near the campus, according to an alert posted on the university's website.
The university said in the alert that police were searching for a suspect last seen heading toward university residence halls.
The Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid has accused the NRA and gun lobby of "shameful scare tactics", after an amendment which would have expanded background checks on people wanting to buy guns, failed to secure enough of the vote to be put into law.
Opponents of the measure say that said the proposals were an example of government overreach that would infringe on the constitutional right to bear arms.
We must strike a better balance between the right to defend ourselves and the right of every child in America to grow up safe from gun violence.
If tragedy strikes again if innocents are gunned down in a classroom or a theatre or a restaurant I could not live with myself as a father, as a husband, as a grandfather or as a friend knowing that I didn't do everything in my power to prevent.
The US Senate has cleared the way for what are likely to be heated debates about gun-control legislation, avoiding a Republican-sponsored effort to block the talks.
Senators voted 68-31 to open debate on President Barack Obama's proposals to expand background checks for gun buyers, tighten restrictions on gun trafficking and increase funding for school security.
The issue of gun-control exploded onto the political agenda in the wake of the Newtown massacre last December in which 20 children and six adults were shot dead at an elementary school.
The legislation still faces many hurdles and weeks of discussion in both the Senate and House of Representatives.
A six-year-old boy in New Jersey has died after being shot by a friend, aged just four, as their parents stood nearby.
Toms River police chief Michael Mastronardy said: "The six-year-old ... retrieved a rifle within the house, a .22-caliber rifle, came outside...
“A shot went out and the six-year-old was struck in the head."
The incident followed another fatal shooting days ago, this time in Tennessee, that also involved a four-year-old boy.