Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don’t wear headphones or earbuds. On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.) To contact the UIC Police, call 312-355-5555 for emergencies or 312-996-2830 for non-emergencies. Report crime promptly to police. Familiarize yourself with the UIC Office of Preparedness and Response emergency guidelines: Evacuate, Evade, Engage at ready.uic.edu/emergency-guidelines/active-threat-shooter/active-threat-shooter/.
On Wednesday, May 31, at approximately 10:35 p.m. UIC Police responded to a report of a person shot in the hand at 20 W. Van Buren Street by an unknown offender. There is no further description of the offender provided by the victim. The victim reported this incident to Chicago Police Department. There is no additional information at this time.
The Chicago Police Department will lead the investigation. Anyone with information should call 311.
Approximate crime location mapped: goo.gl/maps/H969n4WsMh2LWAaX6
Public safety advisories are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police may also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Effective January 2021, the university will no longer routinely use race, ethnicity or national origin as a descriptor in public safety advisories. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: emergency.uic.edu/public-safety-advisory/
UIC Annual Security Report go.uic.edu/CleryReport
Chicago Police Department Statistics and Data home.chicagopolice.org/statistics-data/
Urgent notifications may be sent via both INSTANT TEXT MESSAGE (SMS) and URGENT mass e-mails. SMS messages — issued only in cases of immediate threat to health and safety, such as a tornado alert, or a major disruption to travel — are faster and more reliable than e-mail. The campus strongly recommends that you register your cell phone for SMS messages at sms.uic.edu