Suspect in custody after shooting near Chapman University campus leads to standoff at Orange home

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A shooting occurred just south of Chapman University in Orange, leading to a standoff between a suspect and police at a home located near the campus.

ORANGE, Calif. (KABC) -- A shooting occurred Sunday morning just south of Chapman University in Orange, leading to a standoff between a suspect and police at a home located near the campus, officials said.

After hours of negotiation, police say the barricaded suspect surrendered peacefully to a SWAT team.

In an alert issued shortly before 10 a.m., the university said Orange Police Department officers were at the scene of the barricade situation near the intersection of Glassell Street and Maple Avenue, where the shooter was "contained."

"According to all reports, there does not appear to be any Chapman affiliation," a subsequent alert said. "The campus is not directly impacted."

No injuries were immediately reported.

Orange police said a search of the area resulted in the discovery of empty shell casings.

"This is an active scene and the public should avoid the area," the Police Department tweeted just after 10:30 a.m. "No suspects or victims have been located."

The office of Chapman University's president, Daniele Struppa, later released a statement that said, in part: "Due to the complicated nature of the situation, this could take hours to resolve."

Patrols around the campus and in the residence life communities were increased out of an abundance of caution, the statement said.

Orange police announced around 3:24 p.m. that the suspect surrendered. An investigation is ongoing.