[URGENT] Public Safety Advisory

On Wednesday, Feb. 3, at approximately 11:20 p.m. UIC Police responded to a call of shots fired in the area of 1400 S. Halsted St. Upon arrival, UIC Police learned that a male of thin build, wearing a black jacket with a hood, blue jeans and a white face mask, walked up to two parked vehicles and fired a semi-automatic weapon into the vehicles. The vehicles fled northbound. The offender entered a silver, older model Chevrolet Impala and fled northbound. While investigating this incident, it was learned that a window at 7-Eleven, located at 1350 S. Halsted St., was damaged. The Chicago Police Department received information shortly after the reported incident that a subject arrived at a local hospital who stated they were suffering from a gunshot wound they received while in the area of 1400 S. Halsted St. The parties involved are not affiliated with UIC.

The Chicago Police Department will lead the investigation. Anyone with information should call 311.

Approximate crime location mapped: goo.gl/maps/kA1EGW4o7oheVeL9A

  • UIC Police offer the following security tips:
    Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don’t wear headphones or earbuds.
  • Don’t display valuables in public.
  • 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.

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 www.clery.uic.edu

Chicago Police Department Statistics and Data home.chicagopolice.org/statistics-data/

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