Loyola University Chicago

Campus Safety

Crime Alert - Shots Fired Near 6332 N. Broadway

March 12, 2017

Loyola Community,

The Department of Campus Safety is writing to notify you that shots were fired around 12:30 a.m. at 6332 N. Broadway, near the Lake Shore Campus.

Two individuals were struck and are being transported to an area hospital. The individuals are not affiliated with Loyola University Chicago. The Chicago Police Department is investigating the case. If anyone has information regarding this incident, please call Campus Safety at 773.508.6039 or the Chicago Police Department via 9-1-1 or 312.744.8263.

Please also keep the following risk-reduction tips in mind:

  • Always stay alert and tuned in to your surroundings. Refrain from using headphones or talking on the phone, as this minimizes your ability to hear an approaching threat.
  • Be wary of unsolicited strangers. If someone approaches you on the street, keep moving and try to avoid additional contact. If possible, cross the street or change your direction.
  • If you see something you believe to be suspicious, immediately contact Campus Safety or the Chicago Police Department.
  • Investigative follow-up will be dependent on the amount of detail a person can recall. It is important to remember as many identifying characteristics about the offender(s) as possible. This can include physical characteristics of the person, their clothing, any weapons used, direction of flight, etc.

Campus Safety recognizes that survivors are not at fault for any crime. Students who are seeking resources related to acts of violence can contact the Wellness Center at 773.508.2530 or visit the Coordinated Community Response Team website. Faculty and staff in need of resources are encouraged to utilize the University’s Employee Assistance Program.

Sincerely,

Thomas K. Murray
Director of Campus Safety and Chief of Police