CHICAGO (TOC) — A 20-year-old College of Chicago pupil was shot in Woodlawn earlier this week.
Residents on sixty fifth Place stated they heard two gunshots ten noticed a physique laying on the street, only a few moments earlier than first responders arrived.
Chicago police stated the coed is predicted to be okay, however the violent encounter does have some college students reminding themselves to be vigilant.
Hkeem and Holly DuPart stated they had been dwelling once they heard gunshots ring out simply earlier than 10:30 Wednesday night time on sixty fifth Place and South Stony Island Avenue in Hyde Park.
“I seemed out the window and I noticed somebody laying there,” they stated.
The taking pictures occurred throughout an tried armed theft, police stated. CPD stated he was struck by gunfire within the groin. Two suspects fled the scene.
“I used to be like that’s extremely unlucky and I can not think about what I might do if it was myself or one in every of my pals,” stated graduate pupil Michael Gates. “You do must downplay it just a little bit simply to your personal sanity.”
ABC7 spoke with three UChicago graduate college students who all stated they really feel pretty protected on-campus regardless of the gunfire that rang out only a few blocks away.
“I really feel a bit extra protected while you see emergency name buttons. Individuals do patrol. You may see cop vehicles and college police patrol, so I really feel pretty protected,” stated graduate pupil Jun Yi Kok.
College leaders, together with the dean of scholars and the affiliate vice chairman for security and safety, despatched a be aware to college students the day after the taking pictures, writing partially, “College employees are in touch with the coed and their household and can be sure that they’ve entry to the assist companies and assets they want.”
“I believe usually it simply dropped at thoughts that I must prioritize my very own sense of security on the subject of getting dwelling late at night time or strolling round at midnight,” stated Arahi Fletcher, graduate pupil.
This week’s taking pictures comes almost one yr after Dennis Zheng, a latest graduate of UChicago was gunned down on 54th Avenue.
Police stated the suspect shot him within the chest and he died on the hospital.
Police say they don’t have any suspects in custody following Wednesday’s taking pictures however are asking anybody with info to name police.
UChicago leaders additionally despatched some ideas to assist its college students keep protected on and off-campus.
They encourage college students to stroll in teams, to pay attention to their environment, and to ensure they aren’t distracted by cell telephones or headphones.
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