On Feb. 16, at 3:15 p.m., students received a Bulldog Be Safe alert from the Department of Public Safety (P-Safe) regarding a shooting incident north of the Ted Runner stadium. Those on campus were advised to shelter in place until 3:42 p.m., when the shelter-in-place advisory was lifted with instructions to avoid the area around the stadium for the rest of the day.
Later that day, a campus-wide announcement from the vice president of admission, Michelle Rogers, was sent out with reassurances that campus activities could resume as normal as well as a reminder to update any personal contact information in the UR Bulldog Alert system. The university emphasized that those on campus were indeed safe.
According to the Redlands Police Department’s social media statements, the incident was a drive-by shooting that occurred at around 2:45 p.m., with two victims suffering several gunshot wounds. Both victims are in critical condition at this time. No suspect has been apprehended.
The Bulldog has reached out to Public Safety for an official statement, but all inquiry was referred back to the university’s earlier email announcement.
Updates will be posted as the story progresses.
Counseling services are available for any student in need at any hour of the day through the Timely Care app. The U of R’s Employee Assistance and Advocacy Program also offers support to any faculty in need of their services.
The Redlands Police Department requests that anyone with information should contact Redlands Police Dispatch at (909)798-7681 or Detective Kyle Hanna at Khanna@redlandspolice.org or call (909)798-7580.
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