[URGENT] Public Safety Advisory

UIC Police offers 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.
On Thursday October 13, 2022 at 1:43 p.m. UICPD dispatch was notified by CPD Zone 13, that an Aggravated Battery with a Firearm occurred, at 1240 South Union. Upon arrival of UICPD units it was discovered that a Black GMC, SUV with two male subjects seen firing a handgun at a parked tan in color mercury striking, one victim. The offending vehicle fled the area going southbound. The victim’s vehicle left the area and was later found at Stroger hospital. The victim was receiving medical treatment for gunshot wounds at that location. UICPD units assisted with the gathering of information and preserving the crime scene. No UIC affiliation and CPD is the lead investigating agency.

Offending Vehicle Information-Black GMC SUV Illinois License Plate#CX78855
Offenders- One unknown male subject
The Chicago Police Department will lead the investigation. Anyone with information should call 311.]
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/
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UIC Annual Security Report go.uic.edu/CleryReport
Chicago Police Department Statistics and Data home.chicagopolice.org/statistics-data/
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