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On Thursday, June 22, 2023, at approximately 11:35 pm, UIC Police responded to a call of shots fired at the location of 1351 S. Morgan St. UIC Police learned that an unknown black SUV stopped at the listed address and an unknown subject displayed a handgun and began shooting towards a group of people. One person was struck on the arm. Chicago Fire Department arrived on scene and provided medical treatment. The offending vehicle then fled southbound from that location. Witnesses were unable to provide a description of the offender(s). No other injuries were reported. The victims are not UIC affiliated.
The Chicago Police Department will lead the investigation. Anyone with information should call 311.
Approximate crime location mapped: goo.gl/maps/g7LXP1A2BjwLM2s46
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