Attempted Armed Robbery and Shooting Reported Off Campus

Tony Webster

Two incidents of violent crime — one attempted armed robbery and one shooting —  occurred near Lake Shore Campus — just hours apart — late Sunday night into early Monday morning.

The first incident involved a 50-year-old woman who was shot in the leg early Monday morning on the 6400 Block of North Magnolia Avenue. She checked into Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center two hours later, around 5:22 a.m., after realizing the bullet had grazed her left leg.

According to Officer Nicole Trainor with CPD News Affairs, no suspect is in custody and the shooting is under investigation.

Sgt. Tim Cunningham of Campus Safety wrote in an email to the PHOENIX they are aware of the shooting but will not send an email alert about it.

The second incident, the attempted armed robbery, occurred just before midnight Sunday night at 6944 North Wayne Avenue. One of the two victims was a Loyola student. Campus Safety sent a community-wide crime alert email Monday morning.

Campus Safety wrote the two victims were in a vehicle and approached by three offenders on foot, one of whom was armed with a handgun. The offenders demanded money, but the individual behind the wheel drove away. Nobody was injured and nothing was taken.

Campus Safety provided a description of only one offender: a light-complexioned male with a mustache and a physical impairment on his face. He is described as 20 to 25 years old, between 5’8” and 5’10”, and about 140 to 150 pounds. He was last seen in a blue sweater.

In the crime alert email regarding the armed robbery attempt, Deputy Chief of Campus Safety Joe Bogdalek urged anyone with information to call either Campus Safety or the Chicago Police Department.

Bogdalek also reminded students of several safety tips, including noting key details of a suspect to aid an investigation and always following demands of an armed offender.

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