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UNC-Chapel Hill on alert after assault, shooting near campus

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CHAPEL HILL, NC (WRAL) -

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is in an "alert condition" Wednesday morning after an assault and shooting at a business near campus, UNC officials said. 

According to an alert posted on the school's website about 4:50 a.m., a man hit two females on Franklin Street about 2 a.m., pulled out a gun and fired one shot. No one was injured by the gunfire, officials said. 

WRAL-TV in Raleigh reports the alert "does not reflect an immediate threat to health or safety but may indicate a continuing danger to the campus or the community," the school's website said.

More information about where the assault took place was not immediately available.

The suspect, described as a black male wearing a white coat with brown trim, fled the scene following the incident. Officials believe he could have fled in the direction of campus. 

Chapel Hill and campus police are seeking the public's help in identifying the man. Anyone with information should call 911 or contact the Chapel Hill-Carrboro-UNC Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515.

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