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ODU police to go undercover to check parties

Wednesday - 9/11/2013, 11:00am  ET

NORFOLK, Va. -- In the wake of two off-campus shootings, Old Dominion University undercover police will drop in on some house parties this weekend.

ODU police chief Rhonda Harris tells The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/15hhY4Z) that campus police will be looking for illegal activities. She says publicizing the undercover operation might act as a deterrent.

The university recently warned students in a safety alert to avoid off-campus parties. The university also said members of the ODU community who live in the area should contact campus police to discuss safety.

A man was shot outside a house party near the campus on Aug. 24 following a fight. On Sunday, a man and a woman were shot near the site of the earlier shooting.

ODU police have jurisdiction in off-campus neighborhoods.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com


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