Staying Safe

Security Alert: Tuesday, May 24, 2016

At approximately 3:25 p.m., Tuesday, May 24 – Chicago Police and UCPD officers responded off-campus to South Kimbark Avenue between 61st Street and 62nd Street to a shots fired call. No injured persons have been found at this time. Police are seeking four possible suspects riding in a white Chevrolet Impala seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed. The motive for the shooting is unknown and there is no detailed suspect information at this time. A female who was wanted on a warrant and was trying to flee the area has been detained by Chicago Police for further investigation. The Chicago Police Department continues the investigation of the shooting.

Be alert and aware of your surroundings at all times. Familiarize yourself with the location of University emergency phones. 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 Use the UCPD's 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).