INFORMATIONAL MESSAGE FROM ALERT CAROLINA: Chapel Hill Police Investigating Shooting

INFORMATIONAL MESSAGE FROM ALERT CAROLINA: Chapel Hill Police Investigating Shooting

At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Fri., Jan. 24, Town of Chapel Hill Police responded to a shooting in the 300 block of West Rosemary Street. The victim was struck multiple times and is being treated at UNC Hospitals. The victim is not a UNC student, and the name of the victim is not being released at this time.

Warrants have been obtained for Attempted First Degree Murder on Dennis Junious Clark (Date of Birth: 10/29/1990). He is described as a light-skinned black male, approximately 5’ 7” tall, and weighing approximately 150 pounds. The suspect is not considered a current threat to campus. A photo is available through the following link:

Chapel Hill Police is asking anyone with information on the suspect to call 9-1-1 or call CrimeStoppers at 919-942-7515. Calls to CrimeStoppers are confidential and anonymous, and the caller may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2000.00 for information that leads to an arrest. You can also leave tips for CrimeStoppers at

Continue to monitor Alert Carolina website ( for any updates in the investigation into this incident. Call 9-1-1 immediately to report any and all suspicious activity on or near campus. For a list of safety tips, see the following link through the Alert Carolina page:

About Informational Messages: The University sends an Informational Message to inform the campus community about a situation that is not an emergency, but is expected to be of significant interest to the campus. An Informational Message is one of three tiers of communication under the University’s revised emergency communications plan. Emergency Warning refers to a siren activation for a significant emergency. And a Timely Warning is issued if there is a continuing danger AND notification will not compromise law enforcement efforts.