“Gun-Free-Zone” UNR Experiences Drive-by Shooting

University and Reno Police Officers were dispatched at 3:37 A.M. Friday August 19, 2011 to a reported shooting on North Virginia at Artemesia Street. The victim reported that he was shot while walking on Virginia Street in the area. At this time we do not have any information on suspect(s). If you have any information on this crime, please contact the Reno Police at 775-334-2115 or University Police at 775-784-4013.

University Police Services also wants to take this time to remind you of the following safety tips:

o Make personal safety your number one priority. Awareness, Avoidance and Risk Reduction is the best way to not be a victim.
o Travel in groups of two or more and always travel in well-lit, heavily traveled areas.
o Tell someone where you are going and when you will return.
o Carry a whistle or noise maker. This can serve as a reminder to exercise caution, and can alert someone in the area that you need help.
o Be alert! Look around you; be aware of who is on the street and in the area. Make it difficult for anyone to take you by surprise.
o If listening to music, keep the volume low so you can hear what is going on around you.
o If you know you are going to be working late, plan ahead as to how you will get home safely.

This message is being sent in compliance with the timely warning provision of Title II of Public Law 101-542 34, CFR 668.46 (e), the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act.

Adam Garcia
University of Nevada, Reno
Police Services
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno, NV  89557-0250
(775) 784-4013 PH
(775) 784-1695 FX



  • Pat says:

    “Carry a whistle”

    I’m guessing you can whistle, …so people will hear you … in case no one heard the gunshot … in the victim disarmament zone

  • Pat says:

    Seriously I do carry a Storm Whistle (loudest in the world) BUT I don’t want a whistle to be my FIRST line of defense.

  • snoopycomputer says:

    Community First.
    Rights Second.

  • Me says:

    I am not a student, staff or faculty. So.. it’s not against the law to have your firearm on ya, on university property. If there’s a restaurant, or I’m passing thru… they can’t say shit. (Arizona)

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