Off-Campus Shooting Update

Posted April 6, 2015

In our hurry to notify you about a shooting off campus last week, we mistakenly identified the location of the crime as Sterling/The Marquee.

The incident did not take place there, but in the area behind the complex on Socrates Drive.

Around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, two men were shot in what was described as a drive-by-shooting. Neither man is a UCF student, and they both remain hospitalized. Neither has been cooperative with law enforcement.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office, which is in charge of the area where the shooting took place, continues to investigate the incident.

If you have any information about what took place, contact CRIMELINE at 800-423-TIPS.

There doesn’t appear to be a UCF connection to the shooting, but any crime in our area is a reminder to be aware of your surroundings.

Walk in groups when possible, especially at night. Walk with a purpose and without distractions. Keep your cell phone and car keys handy so you can reach them quickly.

If you see activity that looks suspicious, say something. Call 911 so that police can follow up.

Look out for one another, and be safe.