INDIANA, Pa. (KDKA) — Officials say two students were injured during an armed robbery near the campus of IUP.
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The Indiana Borough Police said it responded to the call of an armed robbery in the 800 block of Wayne Avenue on Friday night.
While responding, a second call came in indicating shots were fired in the area.
Officers found one student who was shot in the neck and another student sustained injuries to the face.
The borough’s chief of police said the crime scene is two homes.
“We have two crime scenes, two residences, side by side,” Indiana Borough Police Chief Justin Schawl said.
The suspects were three males attempting to hide their identities, police said.
There is no update on the victims’ conditions.
Police say it was not a random incident, and there is no risk to the community.
The university sent out an alert message on Friday night to students.
In the alert, IUP said three African American men were wearing ski masks.
Shooting by @IUPedu Cell phone video taken minutes ago of police, actively looking for shooters described as three black men wearing all back and black ski masks involved in a shooting. No word on injuries. Students/residents advised to stay inside.@KDKA with more. pic.twitter.com/Pj4mqD2kQ0
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The university suggested everyone remain locked indoors or inside until otherwise advised.
The suspects are still at-large.
Stay with KDKA for more on this developing story.