Andrea Wilkinson/Nevada Sagebrush The scene of the shooting near the University of Nevada, Reno on Monday, Dec. 10.

Updated story Wednesday, Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m.: 

Since a shooting took place Monday night near the University of Nevada, Reno’s campus, students have taken to social media to express their discontent over the university’s response to the incident.

“why [sic] hasn’t UNR texted us about the shooting yet,” a student with the username @sxbtox tweeted on Monday.

“*is a shooting right off of campus*

unr:

us:

unr:

us: … ??

unr: don’t forget to do ur course evaluations!!!” tweeted @savannahhandy_. The tweet received 136 retweets and 798 likes.

University Police Services responded to the reports of a shooting but did not send an emergency alert through the Campus Emergency Alert system because there wasn’t an “additional ongoing threat in the area at the time”, according to UNRPD Assistant Director Todd Renwick.

Residence halls close to the location of the shooting were also not shut down in the immediate aftermath.

Rod Aeschlimann the Director of Residential Life, Housing and Food services announced residence housing was not in danger when the shooting occurred.

Aeschlimann said UNRPD did not order a lockdown to residence halls because they determined no active threat to them. The Residence halls are also locked 24 hours per day and access is limited to residents and their guest.

“Safety is a critical component of our residence life program,” Aeschlimann said. “Our desks are staffed throughout the day and night, our access system is state of the art, and we provide numerous programs to encourage safety.”

In 2017, UNR’s housing was rated 99 percent safe and secure according to their annual assessments.

University Police Services sent a campus-wide email on Tuesday with information regarding the shooting and the suspect.

Police said the suspect is a “black male adult, 5’05”-5’08”, thin build last seen wearing black long sleeve shirt, black beanie, jeans.”           

“At approximately 7:30PM  a vehicle with two occupants was in an alley to the rear of 788 University Terrace when an unidentified suspect fired several gunshots at the vehicle” University Police Services said. “The intended victim vehicle was struck several times and an uninvolved vehicle in the background was struck once.  The victim vehicle drove from the immediate scene. The suspect also fled the scene in a separate vehicle. Both vehicles ended up on University Terrace and were involved in a traffic accident with one another, causing damage to an uninvolved vehicle. The vehicles fled the accident scene in different directions.  Officers contacted the victim and later found the suspect vehicle abandoned in the area.”

University Police Services reported no injuries as a result of the accident and the shooting. Although close to several sorority houses on Sierra Street, the event does not seem to be involved with the university or their activities. Due to preliminary information, the incident is not random and resulted from a dispute among individuals at a residence in south Reno. The event does not appear to be an ongoing threat to the community.

University Police Services responded to the reports of a shooting but did not send an emergency alert through the Campus Emergency Alert system because there wasn’t an “additional ongoing threat in the area at the time”, according to UNRPD Assistant Director Todd Renwick.

Police encourage anyone with information to contact the Reno Police Department at 775-334-COPS (2677).  You can also report information to Secret Witness at 775-322-4900.

Police also encourage everyone to practice safety by staying alert, travel in pairs, plan ahead and tell someone when you leave and arrive at your destination. Students can download the Safe Pack and Campus Escort apps for safe travel and more information.

Updated story Tuesday, Dec. 11, 12:19 p.m.:

University Police Services sent a campus-wide email with updated information on a shooting that occurred near the University of Nevada, Reno, around 7:30 p.m. on Monday night.

Police said the suspect is a “black male adult, 5’05”-5’08”, thin build last seen wearing black long sleeve shirt, black beanie, jeans.”          

They also gave a clearer description of last night’s events.

“At approximately 7:30PM  a vehicle with two occupants was in an alley to the rear of 788 University Terrace when an unidentified suspect fired several gunshots at the vehicle” University Police Services said. “The intended victim vehicle was struck several times and an uninvolved vehicle in the background was struck once.  The victim vehicle drove from the immediate scene. The suspect also fled the scene in a separate vehicle. Both vehicles ended up on University Terrace and were involved in a traffic accident with one another, causing damage to an uninvolved vehicle. The vehicles fled the accident scene in different directions.  Officers contacted the victim and later found the suspect vehicle abandoned in the area.”

University Police Services reported there were no injuries in the accident and the shooting. Although close to several sorority houses on Sierra Street, the event does not seem to be involved with the university or their activities. Due to preliminary information, the incident is not random and resulted from a dispute among individuals at a residence in south Reno. The event does not appear to be an ongoing threat to the community.

University Police Services responded to the reports of a shooting but did not send an emergency alert through the Campus Emergency Alert system because there wasn’t an “additional ongoing threat in the area at the time”, according to UNRPD Assistant Director Todd Renwick.

Police encourage anyone with information to contact the Reno Police Department at 775-334-COPS (2677).  You can also report information to Secret Witness at 775-322-4900.

Police also encourage everyone to practice safety by staying alert, travel in pairs, plan ahead and tell someone when you leave and arrive at your destination. Students can download the Safe Pack and Campus Escort apps for safe travel and more information.

Updated story 10:26 p.m.:

Police responded to reports of a shooting at the intersection of University Terrace and West Street near the University of Nevada, Reno, campus. It is currently unclear who the shooter or shooters are, or if anyone was injured. Police are encouraging people to avoid the area if possible.

According to KOLO 8, the victim of the shooting crashed their car in an attempt to get away. News 4 also reported a car in a nearby alleyway fired shots from the passenger side and struck another vehicle four times.

News 2 added both the victims and suspects car crashed and the victims involved fled on foot.

Students living in nearby houses confirm these reports.

Delaney Jacobson heard gunshots around 7:30 p.m.

“I knew it was gunshots straight away, but my roommate said it was fireworks because it was so fast,” Jacobson said. “…I counted at least 23 shots in about three to four rounds. About 8 or 7 in each round. It lasted about one to two minutes. I didn’t call, a neighbor did so I don’t have police information…I was sitting doing homework and I heard it next to my window. It was so loud. I ran out into my living room and locked the door and shut all of my windows.”

Zac Edelen lives in a house on West Street that backs up to the alley where the shooting took place and said the shots came in two spurts from a car, potentially a Volvo. Edelen confirmed bullets hit parked cars in the alley and the suspect fled the scene immediately in a car.

Edelen was alerted to the shooting when he heard “pops” coming from the street. One of his fraternity brothers went to get something from their car and witnessed the shooting, but was not injured.

“[The shooters] shot like two doors down from our house,” said Edelen. “It was scary, it was right by our house and right by the sorority houses.”

Both Edelen and a member of the Tri Delta sorority, whose house also backs up to the alley, confirmed a Tri Delta’s car was hit by stray bullets.

The suspect’s car may have been found on Taylor Street in Midtown, according to a report heard over the Campus Escort scanner.

The identity of the car is still under investigation.

Both University Police Services and Reno Police Department non-emergency lines said there is not an outstanding threat and police are assessing the situation. The police also reported no injuries and no suspect description. No further details were given.

Original story:

Police responded to reports of a shooting at the intersection of University Terrace and West Street near the University of Nevada, Reno, campus. It is currently unclear who the shooter or shooters are, or if anyone was injured. Police are encouraging people to avoid the area if possible.

According to KOLO 8, the victim of the shooting crashed their car in an attempt to get away. News 4 also reported a car in a nearby alleyway fired shots from the passenger side and struck another vehicle four times.

News 2 added both the victims and suspects car crashed and the victims involved fled on foot.

Students living in nearby houses confirm these reports.

Delaney Jacobson heard gunshots around 7:30 p.m.

“I knew it was gunshots straight away, but my roommate said it was fireworks because it was so fast,” Jacobson said. “…I counted at least 23 shots in about three to four rounds. About 8 or 7 in each round. It lasted about one to two minutes. I didn’t call, a neighbor did so I don’t have police information…I was sitting doing homework and I heard it next to my window. It was so loud. I ran out into my living room and locked the door and shut all of my windows.”

Zac Edelen lives in a house on West Street that backs up to the alley where the shooting took place and said the shots came in two spurts from a car, potentially a Volvo. Edelen confirmed bullets hit parked cars in the alley and the suspect fled the scene immediately in a car.

The suspect’s car may have been found on Taylor Street in Midtown, according to a report heard over the Campus Escort scanner.

The identity of the car is still under investigation.

Both University Police Services and Reno Police Department non-emergency lines said there is not outstanding threat and police are assessing the situation. The police also reported no injuries and no suspect description. No further details were given.

Streets are expected to open in 20-30 minutes.

This is a developing story. Updates will come as they are provided.

The Nevada Sagebrush News Desk can be reached at mpurdue@sagebrush.unr.edu or on Twitter @NevadaSagebrush.