Police: Shots Fired During Robbery On UK Campus

Two University of Kentucky students were robbed at gunpoint on campus Thursday night.

University of Kentucky Police said they responded to a report of an armed robbery at the intersection of Columbia and Pennsylvania, around 11:35 p.m.

According to a statement by the university, the two student victims told police that two men approached them, showed a weapon and stole their wallets and cell phones. Police also said one laptop was taken in the robbery.

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Lexington Police, who also responded to the 911 call, told ABC 36 News crews that one of the suspects fired a shot during the robbery, but police said it didn’t hit either victim.

According to Lexington Police, the two departments set a perimeter around the area and used a K-9 unit in an attempt to track the suspects.

While they searched, Lexington Police officers found the single shell casing in the 400 block of Pennsylvania Avenue.

University police also said they are looking at security video in the area to possibly identify the suspect.

The university also took a moment to remind students about some important tips to stay safe on campus:

If you see something, say something:

Call 9-1-1 for emergencies

Call (859) 257-UKPD (8573) for non-emergencies.

Make sure your cell phone is charged in case you need to make a call.

Request a free safety escort by calling (859) 257-SAFE (7233)

Don’t travel alone after dark and do your best to stay in well-lit areas.

If someone demands something from you, give it to them. Your wallet or cell phone isn’t worth getting hurt over.