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UPDATE: WVU issues all-clear as investigation continues into Grant Avenue shooting

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UPDATE: Tuesday, Jan. 24, 7:24 a.m. 

Morgantown Police is serving as the lead investigating agency in this incident. WVU Police will continue to assist.  

Anyone with information should contact Morgantown Police at 304-284-7522. Callers may also share information anonymously at 304-284-7520.

UPDATE: Tuesday, Jan. 24, 12:32 a.m. 

University Police issued an all-clear in the immediate area around the 500 block of Grant Avenue shortly after 12:30 a.m. Students and others are encouraged to remain vigilant even as the immediate threat has passed. The shooting victim appears to have a non-life-threatening injury. Officers are continuing to investigate.

ORIGINAL RELEASE: 

West Virginia University students and employees are encouraged to seek shelter and avoid Grant Avenue in Morgantown as University Police respond to shooting incident in the 500 block area.

Officers arrived at the scene at approximately 11:45 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23.

One person has been shot according to police and a search for a suspect is underway.

Police are looking for a white Mercedes with tinted windows, possibility with a tail light out, and a man wearing a red hoodie, blue jeans and tennis shoes. He was last seen running toward Beechurst Avenue and 6th Street.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 304-293-COPS (2677) or visit the department at 992 Elmer Prince Drive, Morgantown, 26505. Information may be shared anonymously.

West Virginia University is committed to providing a safe campus for the protection of the campus community. The following safety tips are designed to help avoid potential crime.

·       Anyone who believes they are in danger should immediately call 911.

·       If you witness a potentially dangerous situation or a crime, call 911 or UPD at 304-293-3136.

·       Download WVU’s LiveSafe app.

·       Always be aware of your surroundings.

West Virginia University Resources:

·       WVU Police Department – 911 | 304-293-2677 | 304-293-3136

·       WVU CARE Team

·       WVU Carruth Center – 304-293-4431

·       WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – 304-293-5600

·       WVU Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities – 304-293-8111

·       WVU Faculty-Staff Assistance Program – 304-293-5590

·       WVU Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center – 304-292-5100

·       WVU Office of Campus and Community Life – 304-293-5611

·       WVU Student Health Service – 304-285-7200

·       WVU Division of Student Life – 304-293-5811

·       WVU Faculty-Staff Assistance Program – 304-293-5590

This WVU Alert is made pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act.

Learn more about WVU’s three-tiered emergency notification system.

Visit Health, safety, preparedness and training resources are posted at safety.wvu.edu and also available at police.wvu.edu.

Sign up or monitor your WVU Alert account.

In addition to the WVU Alert system, emergency messages are posted to the @WVUalert Twitter and WVU Safety and Wellness Facebook page. Students and employees are encouraged to follow these social media accounts, as well as the @WVUsafety Twitter, to get updates about incidents.

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MEDIA CONTACT: April Kaull
Executive Director of Communications
University Relations
304-293-3990; akaull@mail.wvu.edu

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