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UPDATED: November 14, 2012 4:49:22 AM EST
!Alert Carolina! Police responding to serious campus incident. Not an immediate health or safety threat.

TIMELY WARNING MESSAGE FROM ALERT CAROLINA:  Assault, Shot Fired Near Campus

“The University is currently operating under an alert condition. Campus and town of Chapel Hill police are responding to a serious incident which does not reflect an immediate threat to health or safety but may indicate a continuing danger to the campus community.  This notice is intended to enable people to protect themselves and/or their property.

Shortly after 2 a.m. male at an establishment on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill struck two females at the site and then brandished a handgun and fired one shot.  No one was injured by the gunfire. The suspect, a Black male wearing a white coat with brown trim, then fled, possibly in the direction of the UNC Campus.

Police are asking anyone with information that may help to identify the suspect to call 911 or contact the Chapel Hill-Carrboro-UNC Crime Stoppers at (919) 942-7515.  Calls are confidential and anonymous. You can also submit information to Crime Stoppers online at www.crimestoppers-chcunc.org.

Continue to monitor Alert Carolina website (alertcarolina.unc.edu) for any updates in the investigation into this incident.  Call 911 immediately to report any and all suspicious activity on campus.  For a list of safety tips, see the following link through the Alert Carolina page:

http://www.alertcarolina.unc.edu/go/doc/1395/158078/

About Timely Warning Messages: A Timely Warning Message is one of three tiers of communication under the University’s emergency communications plan. A Timely Warning is issued if there is a continuing danger AND notification will not compromise law enforcement efforts. Emergency Warning refers to a siren activation for a significant emergency. The University sends an Informational Message to inform the campus community about a situation that is not an emergency but is expected to be of significant interest to the campus.

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