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6 Shots Fired Near IUP Tennis Courts

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INDIANA (KDKA) — Someone fired six shots during a confrontation near the tennis courts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, according to Indiana Borough police.

This happened just after 2 a.m. Sunday when Tequila Dance Club closed, putting about 500 people out in an alley.

Students in a nearby apartment building remember hearing the shots.

“I was just laying up in bed watching TV and all of a sudden you just hear, ‘Pop, pop, pop, pop, pop!’” Anthony Morris recalled.

Indiana Borough police were first called about a fight.

“A large group from the 500 to 600 people began fighting and that was the first police response,” Cpl. Justin Shawl said.

About 30 minutes later, officers were called to break up a fight at an apartment complex on Oakland Avenue. Police were called to the apartment two more times before they responded to shots being fired near the tennis courts.

“No persons have come forward in any of the incidents to explain to police why all these fights occurred, what the motive was for the gunshots, but everybody seemed to think all incidents were related to the initial altercation in the 600-block of Gompers Avenue,” Shawl said.

The university sent an email to students on Monday about the incident and asked them to come forward if they have information.

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