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April 25, 2012 at 6:50 PM

No injuries in shooting at University of Puget Sound

The News Tribune

A suspected car prowler fired a shot at two University of Puget Sound campus security officers Wednesday.

University spokeswoman Shirley Skeel said no one was shot in the incident, which happened about 5:14 p.m. near the campus in Tacoma’s North End.

She said there was a report of a man in a parking lot behind several university-owned houses near Union Avenue and North 14th Street.

The man appeared to be attempting to break into cars.

Campus security officers were alerted, and when they showed up, the suspect pulled a gun and fired one shot, Skeel said. The man then fled in a stolen vehicle.

Tacoma Police were searching for the suspect Wednesday evening.

Skeel said two safety alerts were sent to the campus community, which can choose to receive safety messages by email or phone. Two students contacted The News Tribune to complain that the university had failed to send out the alert in a timely fashion.

 

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