[URGENT] Public Safety Advisory

In recent weeks, UIC Police have received three reports involving individuals who have been struck by paintballs which were shot from a moving vehicle in the south campus area (between South Union Ave. and South Morgan St. and south of Roosevelt Rd.) No serious injuries have been reported. The victims have been unable to provide a description of the offenders.
UIC Police offer the following safety tips: Be aware of your surroundings and identify the safest route to your destination. Always avoid walking alone. Try to travel in groups, when possible. Look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus). Become familiar with university grounds and the neighborhood and know how to navigate it safely. Walk on well-lit sidewalks and pathways. Do NOT use headphones or earbuds while walking; music can be a distraction from hearing an individual or a group approaching from behind. Always have a charged cell phone and emergency cash. Always have emergency contacts in your mobile device. A crime-free campus requires that everyone report suspicious activity by calling the UIC Police at 312-355-5555 and report conditions that make crime possible.
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. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: emergency.uic.edu/public-safety-advisory/
UIC Annual Security Report www.clery.uic.edu
Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm
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