[URGENT] Public Safety Advisory

UIC Police offer the following security tips:

  • Report crime promptly to police at call 312-355-5555 for emergencies or 312-996-2830 for non-emergencies.
  • All actions taken in an active threat/shooter situation must be determined on the basis of your assessment of the situation.
  • Familiarize yourself with the UIC Office of Preparedness and Response emergency guidelines: Evacuate, Evade, Engage at https://ready.uic.edu/emergency-guidelines/active-threat-shooter/active-threat-shooter/.

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, at approximately 1:09 a.m. UIC Police and Chicago Police responded to a report of an Aggravated Assault with handguns at 1339 S. Halsted. The victims related that while parked at that address, a vehicle pulled up closely to their car blocking their path forward, at which point two males exited the vehicle and pointed handguns toward the victims. The victims immediately attempted to escape by reversing their car, eventually striking a nearby light pole. The offenders fled the area northbound on Halsted St. The offenders are described as two males wearing dark clothing. One offender was described as “younger, possibly a teenager”, and the other was wearing a ski mask. The victims were not injured. The victims are not affiliated with UIC. 

Offending vehicle:
(Reported Stolen) 2014 Dodge Charger, black, passenger side headlight out
Indiana Temporary License Plate: R567873

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

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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: http://emergency.uic.edu/public-safety-advisory/

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