Charlottesville Police Department officers responded to an incident of aggravated assault Saturday night at 9:10 p.m. on the 100 block of Culbreth Road, per a community alert sent by Tim Longo, chief of the University Police Department and vice president for security and safety.
A male driving a black sedan with white writing on the side fired “BB” projectiles out of the moving vehicle at passersby, per the alert. A “BB gun” shoots metallic or plastic spherical pellets — often referred to as “BBs” — with limited accuracy and a restricted range in comparison to a traditional gun.
The sedan was last seen heading toward University Ave. at 9:10 p.m.
The report matches two additional incidents on May 7, one on the 800 Block of West Main St. and another on the 300 Block of 14th St. However, during those incidents the vehicle was described as a gold Toyota Camry with a partial tag of “UWB”.
A description of the subject was not provided in either report.
“Community alerts” are shared with the University community when there is sufficient and timely information that can be released to the community without compromising any ongoing investigations. “Timely warnings” are sent when a threat poses an on-going threat to the safety of the community.
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