Staying Safe

Security Alert: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

At approximately 5:20 p.m., Wednesday, May 31 - Chicago Police and UCPD officers responded to a call of a man shot in the apartment building located off campus at 5327 South Cornell Avenue. Upon arrival police were informed that a victim not affiliated with the University was followed into the private apartment building by an unknown individual. Two gunshots were fired and the victim suffered a gunshot wound to the arm. The suspect was seen fleeing the building running westbound on East 53rd Street. The victim was transported to the hospital by Chicago Fire Department EMS. The suspect is described as a male, African-American in his 20s, approximately 5’6”-5’7”, full beard, wearing a Nike jacket and maroon pants. The Chicago Police Department is investigating this case.

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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).