L.A. Valley College Locked Down After Reports of Shots Fired; Police Search Showed No Signs of a Shooting

The Los Angeles Police Department swarmed Los Angeles Valley College on Wednesday night after receiving numerous reports of shots being heard on campus, but after a search of the school officers did not find any evidence of a shooting, officials reported.

Police responded to LA Valley College on Nov. 9, 2016 after reports of shots being fired. (Credit: KTLA)

Police responded to LA Valley College on Nov. 9, 2016 after reports of shots being fired. (Credit: KTLA)

The shots fired calls started rolling in about 6:55 p.m. prompting LAPD officers to descend on the college campus, located in the 5600 block of Fulton Avenue in Van Nuys, an LAPD official said.

The college was put on lockdown, some students barricaded themselves in classrooms putting tables and chairs in front of classroom doors and other students were evacuated while officers searched the buildings.

As of 9 p.m. the college campus was swept and police had found no signs of a shooting.

"There was no evidence of any gunfire, nobody has been taken to a hospital and nobody has been injured that we know of ," LAPD spokesman Josh Rubenstein told KTLA.

Officials said the reported gunshots may have been a car backfiring.

KTLA's Nidia Becerra contributed to this story.