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NCCU issues crime alert after shooting near campus

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DURHAM, N.C. -

Officials at North Carolina Central University sent out a crime alert just after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to alert students to a shooting Tuesday night near campus.

NCCU police responded to a report of shots fired near Cecil and Fayetteville streets, not far from the main campus. A security officer stated that he heard shots fired from his location at Eagle Landing Residence Hall and that he believed they were coming from the Burlington Street area.

Another campus officer stated that some students were seen running through the A.E. Student Union as they heard shots fired from Fayetteville Street.

Campus police searched the area but were not able to find evidence of a shooting. Durham police arrived on the scene approximately 20 minutes later in response to a report that a gunshot victim had been taken to Duke Hospital.

The crime scene could not be located and there is no suspect information available at this time.

The NCCU release states that the Durham Police Department handled the call.

Anyone having information regarding this incident should contact the NCCU Police Department immediately at 919-530-6106.

 

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