Spring break gunfire strikes campus building
Numerous shots fired near campus during spring break caused several hundred dollars in damage, according to police.
Stray bullets reportedly hit campus buildings March 19, after gunfire was exchanged between two vehicles in the Subway parking lot. Witnesses say the shots were fired about 3 p.m. as a result of a failed armed robbery, where the victim was attacked after an unsuccessful attempt to sell his iPad to neighboring retailer Game Exchange.
During the attack, the victim is said to have returned gunfire from his own vehicle, a gray Chevy Impala containing both himself and a two-year-old female. Both vehicles sped in opposite directions on University Avenue following the incident.
While no injuries were reported, four shots slammed into Ross Hall, where bullet holes on the building’s left side caused an estimated $500 in damages. According to facilities management subcontractors present at the time of the crime, a bullet also shattered a classroom window located on the building’s third floor, adding an additional $300 in repair costs.
The suspect, who drove a white Chevy Impala with damage on the passenger side, is reported to be an African-American male between the ages of 20 and 25.