CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - The Southern Illinois University Carbondale Department of Public Safety say Monday, April 2 they are investigating an aggravated battery that happened on Friday, March 30.
According to DPS, the incident was in the parking lot on the northeast corner of Douglas Drive and Oakland Avenue, just across from the north edge of Campus Lake.
They say it happened at 4:02 a.m. and involved two 19-year-old Carbondale students. The victim told police they had parked their car when three males on BMX-style bicycles approached. They says after a brief conversation one of the suspects, a Hispanic male, sprayed a chemical believed to be pepper spray in one victim's face. DPS says the victim was then hit by all three suspects in a resulting fight. The second victim was also sprayed in the face, but ran away and called police.
DPS says the two victims declined medical treatment at the scene.