Car hit by gunfire outside Chabad House in Elon during Yom Kippur services

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ELON, N.C. — Gunfire was reported outside the Chabad House, east of Elon University, as the community attended services for the end of Yom Kippur, Elon police confirmed.

At about 10:01 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to what was initially reported as damage to a vehicle. Officers found damage to the glass in the back cargo area and the roof rack on the passenger’s side.

Police determined the damage was caused by a bullet, which was found in the roof rack,.

Officers do not know exactly when the shooting took place, but someone reported hearing gunshots between 6:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Cars were parked along Truitt Drive, and one was damaged by gunfire.

No one was hurt, and officials say there were no threats made against specific people, according to an email sent to the university community by Vice President for Student Life Jon Dooley.

“There is no indication of any ongoing threat to the campus community,” Dooley said in the email.

About an hour passed before anyone noticed and reported the shooting to police.

Dooley said officers will patrol the area near Chabad House, as well as Elon University’s Sklut Hillel Center and Numen Lumen Pavilion.

The case is not under investigation as a hate crime, but police say that could change.

Elon police continue to investigate, and anyone with information is asked to call (336) 584-1301.

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