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This page reports the daily status of campus public safety advisories.
Dear Members of the Drexel Community,
Drexel Police are
advising the campus community of a report of an aggravated assault by
shooting that was reported to have occurred on July 4 at 9:25 p.m., at
Drexel Park in the 3100 Block of Powelton Avenue. Police were notified
of this incident after being approached by the victim, a Drexel student,
who reported that they had been lying in the grass, observing fireworks
at Drexel Park, near the intersection of 32nd Street and Pearl Street,
when they felt a pain in their arm. The student was transported to the
hospital by Drexel Police where it was determined that they had been
struck by a stray bullet. The student sustained a minor injury, was
treated and released. It is unknown at this time the exact nature of the
The Philadelphia Police Department is
continuing to investigate this matter although no arrests have been
made. While the investigation is ongoing, there is no evidence that the
shooting occurred at Drexel Park.
Drexel Public Safety encourages
students, faculty and professional staff to be alert, take precautions,
and report crimes and suspicious activities. Your efforts to stay
well-informed and take preventive action will help in maintaining the
safest possible environment on Drexel’s campuses.
reminding everyone to be aware of their surroundings, to not have cell
phones and other valuables visible and to walk with others when
Members of the Drexel community may call Public Safety for a walking escort at 215.895.2822 or use the Drexel Guardian app. Public Safety crime prevention and awareness tips can be found at: https://drexel.edu/publicsafety/crime-reports-prevention/safety-tips/
suspicious activity should immediately be reported to Philadelphia
Police by calling 911 or Drexel Police by calling 215.895.2222.
Department of Public Safety