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WVU issues Community Notice after shots fired

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West Virginia University Police issued a Community Notice after a report of shots fired on Beverly Ave. just before 4 a.m. on Sunday (Aug. 27).

Morgantown Police are investigating the incident. No injuries were reported and there was no immediate threat in the area.

WVU is committed to providing a safe campus for the protection of the University community. University officials remind students to always remain aware of their surroundings, walk in well-lit areas and consider other personal safety tips, advice and services located at and

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 WVUPD.
  • Download WVU’s LiveSafe app.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings.
  • Know your neighborhood. Identify police and fire stations, libraries, emergency telephones – as well as the hours of operation of local stores and restaurants.

West Virginia University Resources:

Students and employees are also encouraged to follow the WVU Safety and Wellness Facebook page and @WVUsafety on Twitter.

A Community Notice is part of WVU’s three-tiered emergency notification system used to enhance student and employee safety and provide useful information to the community.



MEDIA CONTACT: Shauna Johnson
Director of News Communications
University Relations

Call 1-855-WVU-NEWS for the latest West Virginia University news and information from WVUToday.