North Carolina -- May 2, 2022: An aggravated assault was reported April 29, 2022, on Hillsborough St. near Brooks Ave., according to NC State University Police. Four individuals in a car were claimed to have driven past people walking in a group and fired numerous plastic projectiles from a pellet or air propelled gun, striking two of them.
The suspect description provided by the witness is a driver and three passengers, who are described as all white males, unknown clothing description, unknown age, unknown hair style/color, and unknown height/weight. The vehicle the suspects were operating was a silver in color, 4-door pickup truck last seen leaving the area traveling east on Hillsborough St. Please contact University Police at 919-515-3000 with any information you have related to this crime.
NC State University Polce: The campus community is always encouraged to take the following steps to keep themselves safe:
- Assailants are more likely to target individuals walking alone, on darkened or unlit paths, or who are distracted by headphones or activities such as texting.
- Walk in groups whenever possible, especially at night. Even in groups, be aware of your surroundings for yourself and the safety of others in your group.
- Do not wear earbuds, headphones, or listen to music while walking alone.
- Safety Escort Services and public transportation are available as alternatives to walking. Individuals can contact Safety Escort Services at 919-515-3000.
- If you feel unsafe or threatened in any situation, trust your instinct and contact University Police immediately to report suspicious activities or crimes on campus by calling 911 or 919-515-300.
This information is being distributed in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 (Clery Act). The Clery Act requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on or near their respective campuses, including timely warnings of crimes that may represent a threat to the safety of students or employees. Please share the information contained in this crime warning with other people on campus who may not have seen it.