PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The campus of Carnegie Mellon University in Oakland is quiet now that most students have left for the holiday break.
But not before there was trouble in the early morning hours of Wednesday just blocks from campus.
Just after 1 a.m., a man in a hooded sweatshirt pulled a gun on someone in the 500-block of North Neville Street. He demanded money, took the cash and ran.
About a half hour later, a guy fitting the same description held someone else up at gunpoint on nearby Morewood Avenue.
CMU is a school with an international reputation. It attracts students from all over the world. One of the attractions is the safety Pittsburgh.
“I heard that Pittsburgh is quite a safe city, so I was shocked when I heard about this,” said Kai Wand, a CMU student.
While crime is rare there, campus police are urging the few students who remain on campus to take extra precautions until they can catch the gunman.
Students are heeding the warning.
“I really don’t stay in the street very late. But, yeah, I think I will be like more watch out, yeah,” said Julianna Jai, another CMU student, said.
“Go home earlier and be careful,” added Wand.