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Public Safety Advisory - Recent Shooting Near Vidas Athletic Complex

02/21/2018 5:00PM

Philadelphia Police has notified Drexel Public Safety of two recent shooting incidents in close proximity to the Vidas Athletic Complex located at 43rd Street and Powelton Avenue. The shootings occurred on Sunday, February 18 and Tuesday, February 20, just west of the complex near Busti and Holden streets. These incidents continue to be investigated by the Philadelphia Police Department. Police have increased patrols in the area.

Drexel Public Safety encourages students, faculty and staff to be on heightened alert, take precautions, and report crimes and suspicious activities to Philadelphia Police by calling 911 or Drexel Police by calling 215.895.2222. Your efforts to stay well-informed and take preventive action will help in maintaining the safest possible environment on Drexel’s campuses.

Police are reminding everyone to be aware of their surroundings, to not have cell phones and other valuables visible and to walk with others when possible.

Students, faculty , staff and athletics spectators traveling to and from the Vidas Athletic Complex are encouraged to use the Drexel Bus Service and/or use a Drexel Public Safety walking escort by calling 215.895.2222 or use the Drexel Guardian app.

Drexel Public Safety also maintains a partnership with the University City District that offers walking escorts between the University City Campus to the Vidas Athletic Complex by calling 215.895.2222.

Drexel Public Safety is working closely with Drexel Athletics on reviewing safety precautions for when the Vidas Athletic Complex is open for student-athlete practice and scheduled athletic events.

For crime prevention and awareness tips visit the Drexel Public Safety website at: drexel.edu/publicsafety/crimeprevention/safetytips/