Chapel Hill police are still looking for the man who fired a gun on Franklin Street early Wednesday morning.
Two women — one a UNC student — were assaulted during the incident, which occurred at about 2:10 a.m. at 108 E. Franklin St., outside of Walgreens.
Sgt. Josh Mecimore, spokesman for the Chapel Hill Police Department, said police don’t believe the suspect and the women knew each other.
Mecimore said a man argued with two women outside Walgreens before pushing and striking them.
Camden Freeman, a UNC sophomore, said he saw the incident happen. Two men were arguing in front of The Library, he said.
“A girl who was with them tried to calm one of the guys down,” Freeman said in a Facebook message.
Freeman said as one man started walking away, the other walked toward him with his hand in his jacket pocket as if on a gun. Fifteen seconds later, after Freeman had crossed to the other side of the street, he said he heard a gunshot.
Mecimore said the suspect fired a single shot. No one was injured.
He said the suspect — a black male in a white jacket with brown trim — then fled the area on foot in the direction of Cosmic Cantina.