Shots fired near UNR 'not random', per UNR police


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    Officials said Monday's night's shooting near UNR was 'not random' and may have been the result of a dispute that started at a home in south Reno.

    This is according to a message sent to students and staff by UNR Campus Police on Tuesday morning.

    The Reno Police Department told News 4-Fox 11 that officers responded to a report of shots fired at the intersection of University Terrace and West Street near UNR at about 7:30 p.m. on Monday.

    UNR Police said Tuesday a vehicle with two occupants was in an alley to the rear of 788 University Terrace when a suspect fired several gunshots at another vehicle. The vehicle the suspect intended to hit was struck several times, police said, and another vehicle -- not involved -- was struck once. The vehicle that the suspect intended to hit drove away from the scene. The suspect also fled the scene in a separate vehicle. Both vehicles ended up on University Terrace and were involved in crash with one another, causing damage to an uninvolved vehicle. The vehicles then fled the scene, police said, in different directions.

    Officers contacted the victim and later found the suspect vehicle abandoned in the area, according to police.

    Police said no one was injured.

    Though the case is still being investigated, UNR police said preliminary information suggests the incident is 'not random' and may have stemmed from a dispute in south Reno.

    Police said the incident occurred in proximity to UNR sorority houses associated with the University of Nevada; the incident does not appear to involve university students and is not related to university activities, however.

    Police said they do not believe there is any ongoing threat to the community, though the suspect in this case is still being sought.

    Police described the suspect as a black male adult, 5'5"-5'8" in height, with a thin build; he was last seen wearing a black long sleeve shirt, black beanie, and jeans.

    If you have information regarding this incident, please contact the Reno Police Department at 775-334-COPS (2677). You can also report information to Secret Witness at 775-322-4900.

    This is a developing story, check back for updates.


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