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OSU campus community healing after attack

Vigil held at OSU after attack on campus. (FOX19 NOW) Vigil held at OSU after attack on campus. (FOX19 NOW)
COLUMBUS, OH (FOX19) -

More than 24 hours after the attack on Ohio State's campus, the university is coming together with a message that is something that's been adopted around the community - "Buckeye Strong."

Hundreds turned out at a vigil Tuesday night as a way to keep healing from the attack.

11 people were hurt after Abdul Razak Ali Artan ran his car into a crowd, and starting slashing others with a knife.

Artan was shot and killed by a campus police officer.

On Tuesday, medical officials in Columbus said they expected all 11 to recover.

"It happened so fast. I turned to go back in the building and all of a sudden this bang and this cars here and I get flipped in the air. It all happened so fast.  Literally, at least it seemed to me, maybe the time frame's a little compressed, but it seemed to me literally within 15 to 30 seconds I heard the shots and it was over," victim Professor William Clark said.

The campus community rallied together to grow and move on from what happened.

"I encourage everyone to move forward in the spirit of unity, and move forward in the knowledge that we can and will emerge from these difficult days as one Buckeye community," OSU President Michael Drake said.

"We will not cower in the face of adversity but rather our student body will come together as one Buckeye family. We are a community of love for all people at all times," Undergraduate Student Government President Gerard Basalla said.

A motive for the attack has not been identified yet.

Reports are now saying that ISIS is claiming responsibility for inspiring the attack. Investigators are looking at two of Artan's devices, and his online activity.

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