Stray bullets strike UALR classroom building
LITTLE ROCK (KATV) —
Crime struck the University of Arkansas- Little Rock college campus Tuesday, but the initial argument actually happened outside of campus.
A shooting across University Avenue sprayed stray bullets into the college campus.
Some sort of argument in a Subway parking lot led to several gun shots, with at least one of those bullets striking Ross Hall, a business building across the street.
UALR's quiet campus, with the majority of its students gone for spring break, experienced a type of commotion no one welcomes: gunshots.
"About 3:05 pm, during the briefing, they heard on the scanner that there were some shots fired at this location across the street from Ross Hall," said UALR Chief of Police Ed Smith.
One of the bullets found a third-floor classroom window, but it was good timing that no students were on that floor during a time when seats are normally filled for a class.
"Again we're very blessed that we are on spring break and there's not the number of people on campus. If there's one person on campus it's disconcerting," Smith added.
All of this also comes on Smith's second day as the campus' new police chief. He's aware of past armed robberies and crimes on the grounds, but vowed the set-up of police continue to make it a safe campus.
"We live in a society where crime occurs everywhere," Smith said standing outside of Ross Hall. "At one time, at least in my lifetime, crime sometimes seems to be in certain areas. Today, it can happen anywhere."
No arrests have been made in this shooting, and no one was injured in the parking lot where it happened.
Little Rock Police Department remains on the lookout for both a white and silver Chevy Impala that are believed to have been the getaway cars for each of the shooters.