Security Alert: Monday, April 11, 2016
At approximately 2 p.m., Monday, April 11 – Chicago police responded to a call of shots fired off-campus on 52nd Street at Lake Park Avenue, near the Metra train station. A motorist, not affiliated with the University, told police an unknown suspect approached his vehicle on foot and fired several shots that struck the vehicle. The suspect fled northbound on Harper Avenue from 52nd Street. No injuries were reported. The motive for the shooting is unknown at this time. The Chicago Police Department is investigating this shooting.
Be alert and aware of your surroundings at all times. Familiarize yourself with the location of University emergency phones. When possible, use public transportation – for details see safety-security.uchicago.edu/services/transportation_services If you see suspicious activity, please report it immediately to the police by activating an emergency phone or by calling UCPD when you get to a safe location. For more information about safety and security on campus, please visit uchicago.edu/safety. Use the UCPD Safety Escort Program.
- If you have any information related to this incident or if you witness any suspicious activity, please report it immediately to the Chicago Police Department (911) or the University of Chicago Police Department – 123 from a University phone or 773.702.8181 from other phones.
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- Physical descriptions of a suspect, including race, are included in security alerts only when they provide several details that might help distinguish the suspect's appearance from the general population.
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PLEASE NOTE: The University of Chicago Police Department patrol area boundaries are 37th Street on the north to 65th Street on the south/Cottage Grove Avenue to Lake Shore Drive (39th Street to 60thStreet)/Evans Avenue to Stony Island Avenue (61st Street to 64th Street)/65th Street (Ellis Avenue to University Avenue).