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Police are looking for suspects after two Saginaw Valley State University students were assaulted on campus.

The university's spokesperson said it happened at 4 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16. when a group of four people, one man and three women, were walking back to their on-campus apartments.

They were near the art studio building when they were approached by a white Saturn Vue driven by a woman who had three male passengers.

The pedestrians told investigators the people in the vehicle asked them “Do you know Sierra?” When they said no, the vehicle drove away, only to circle back later.

That’s when they said the men got out of the vehicle and started punching and kicking two of the women. The other woman and the man ran away, investigators told TV5.

The victims were taken to the hospital and were both released. They are now home recovering.

"Obviously very concerned, especially for our students  that were injured," said Leo Mioduszeski, the police chief at SVSU.

At this time authorities are still trying to figure out who attacked the four students.

"They're both a little sore I would imagine," Mioduszeski said. "They were both treated at the hospital and released yesterday. So I mean nothing life threatening, but obviously as you can imagine being punched one of the victims was actually kicked once so I'm sure they're sore today and our thoughts and prayers are with them." 

Spokesperson JJ Boehm said incidents like these on campus are rare.

He said the university has programs in place to help keep students safe.

"We have a number of emergency beacons all over on campus," Boehm said. "We also do offer an escort service so if students feel as though they need someone to escort them across campus they can call university police and we'll be happy to have someone escort them from point A to be point B."

So far no arrests have been made in this case, but Mioduszeski said he won't stop until the people behind the attack are brought to justice.

"You might as well turn yourself in, obviously with what happened was not good but like I say we'll continue this investigation until it comes to a conclusion," Mioduszeski said.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call the Saginaw Valley State University Police Department.

You can access SVSU’s monthly crime reports by clicking here.

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