“Use caution. Avoid the area.”
Temple has been grappling with a serious crime problem for months now.
NBC News in Philadelphia reports:
Gunshots heard while police tried to break up large crowd near Temple University, officials said
Philadelphia police were working to disperse a large crowd near Temple University’s campus Saturday evening, according to officials.
Officers responded to the intersection of Broad Street and Cecil B. Morre Avenue just after 4:30 p.m. after an E-911 call reported that there were about 500 juveniles gathering, police said.
Once police got to the scene, several gunshots could be heard, according to authorities.
Temple University sent out an alert on social media urging all students to avoid the area.
TUalertEMER: Shots fired reported on the block of Broad St. and Cecil B Moore Av. Use caution. Avoid the area. Police are responding.
— TUalert (@TempleAlert) February 10, 2024
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