Notre Dame police report gunshots near campus Tuesday evening
Observer Staff Report | Wednesday, October 21, 2020
The Notre Dame Police Department informed students in a Wednesday email that the South Bend Police Department responded to reports of a suspect firing of multiple gunshots near the 700 and 800 blocks of N. Frances Street around 8 p.m. Tuesday night. The 700 block of N. Frances Street is approximately half a mile south of Notre Dame’s campus.
A short while after shots were reported, a Notre Dame student living in the area went outside with his dog and found a man crouching in his backyard. The dog charged the man outside with the man subsequently yelling and pointing a gun at the student. The suspect fired one shot at the student and his dog. Neither was injured, and the shooter fled after the incident.
“The subject is described as a Black male roughly 5-foot-10 to 6 feet tall, wearing black pants and a black hooded sweatshirt with a yellow repetitive symbol across it,” the email said.
The Notre Dame and South Bend police departments are working together on the case and encourage anyone with information to contact the South Bend Police Department.