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January 1, 2013 - 6:55 pm


The Chapel Hill Police Department is seeking assistance from anyone with information related to an assault which took place in the parking lot of University Square at 133 West Franklin Street on Tuesday, Jan. 1 at approximately 3:30 a.m.

One subject, not affiliated with UNC, was shot and sustained non-life threatening injuries during a disturbance between several subjects outside the Time-Out Restaurant. The suspects were described as three light-skinned black males. The shooter may have been wearing a red jacket. One of the suspects was wearing a Nike cap and another was wearing a grey hoodie. At least one of the three suspects had braids.

Photos taken from a restaurant surveillance camera prior to the shooting are posted at the following link:

Chapel Hill Police are asking that anyone with information about identity these individuals, please call the Chapel Hill Police Department Investigator Sgt. Rodney Mathews at 919-968-2760 or contact the Chapel Hill-Carrboro-UNC CrimeStoppers at (919) 942-7515. Calls are confidential and anonymous. You can also submit information to Crime Stoppers online at

Continue to monitor Alert Carolina website ( for any updates in the investigation into this incident. Call 911 immediately to report any and all suspicious activity on campus. For a list of safety tips, see the following link through the Alert Carolina page:

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