The purpose of this e-mail is to make you aware of an incident that occurred off-campus near the University of Maryland, College Park campus. The following is a synopsis of an incident reported to the Prince George’s County Police Department.
INCIDENT: Sound of Shots Fired Off-Campus
OCCURRED: July 18, 2021 (Sunday)/ Approximately 2:50 a.m.
LOCATION: 4800 block of College Avenue, College Park, Maryland
PGPD CASE #: PP-21072100000405
On July 21, 2021, at approximately 8 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department responded to the 4800 block of College Avenue for the sound of shots fired that occurred on July 18, 2021, at approximately 2:50 a.m.
A male reported to police that he heard the sound of gunshots outside of his building. Shell casings were located and UMPD secured the scene until the Prince George’s County Police Department arrived.
The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating this incident.
Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of suspect are encouraged to contact the Prince George’s County Police Department (911 or 301-352-1200).
When available for release, additional information, including updated descriptions of suspect, may be obtained by accessing the “UMD Safety Notice” portion of our web site: http://universityofmarylandpolice.com/stats/safety_notices.cfm and http://umpdnews.umd.edu/
The University of Maryland Police Department provides a walking escort service for anyone who feels unsafe when walking on or near campus. If you would like a walking escort, please call to request one at 301-405-3555. You may also use a blue light emergency phone to call for an escort.
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Trust your instincts. They are a natural gift that tells you when something is wrong.
If you observe suspicious activity or behavior, contact the police immediately by calling #3333 from a mobile phone or 301-405-3333.
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