OREM, Utah (ABC4 News) -Shots fired Tuesday evening the Promenade Place student living complex near Utah Valley University in Orem is concerning to students who live there.
“It makes me feel nervous,” student Jackson Sevison said.
Two weeks into his Freshman year at Utah Valley University and Sevison says he is worried about more than getting to class on time.
“I live here so of course I’d be concerned over my safety, ” Sevison said.
About fifty feet away from where Sevison sleeps, guns shots erupted.
Orem Police say three shell casings were found on scene.
And that the shooting happened after an altercation in a parking garage.
“If that happened in my parking garage id feel terrified and id feel unsafe,” Sevison said.
Police say the exchange happened between two groups of people who knew each other.
23-year-old Nicholas Jordan is in custody on outstanding theft and weapons warrants.
“He has yet to be charged for anything last night but possible charges are forthcoming and we are still looking into every avenue we have to determine what happened last night,” Lieutenant Trent Colledge said.
Police say other potential suspects are at large.
“Just because no one was hurt doesn’t mean we should feel safe, there were still gunshots and that could have hurt someone even just a random pedestrian,” Sevison said.
The university says despite this being advertised as student living, the university is not responsible for safety. It’s up to Orem Police who say they are investigating.
“We are vigilant about our students’ safety, and have alert systems in place to immediately warn of danger. The Orem Police Department was in charge of this investigation because it happened off-campus. None of those involved were UVU students. UVU’s Police Department works closely with Orem to determine when to use our emergency alert system. This incident did not merit using the system,” Scott Trotter UVU Spokesman.
ABC4 reached out to the Promenade Place Property Manager but did not immediately hear back.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Orem Police Department at 801-229-7066.
This is a developing story. Updates will be posted as they become available.
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