Crime

Shooting on Albion Leaves Man Seriously Wounded

Courtesy of Tony WebsterA man was left seriously wounded after an early morning shooting near Loyola in Rogers Park.

A man was in serious condition after being shot early Thursday morning blocks from Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus.

The Chicago Police Department (CPD) said the man, 25, was on foot when someone in a light-colored sedan shot him in the 1200 block of West Albion Avenue around 12:11 a.m. He was shot in the abdomen, thigh and lower backside.

The man was taken to Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston in serious condition, according to CPD News Affairs Officer Laura Amezaga. She said nobody is in custody, but Area North detectives are investigating the shooting.

The shooting occurred near where a similar incident happened in September. In that instance, several Loyola students witnessed or heard two offenders in a vehicle fire several shots at a man in another car near the intersection of Albion and North Lakewood Avenue before fleeing the scene.

Campus Safety did not issue a crime alert to students and staff for Thursday’s shooting.

Additionally, the September shooting wasn’t logged properly by Campus Safety until more than a month after it happened, which the department blamed on a software update.

Campus Safety Sgt. Tim Cunningham referred The Phoenix to CPD for information on the shooting.

Under the federal law that governs Campus Safety, called the Clery Act, the department only needs to issue timely alerts when a crime “represents an ongoing threat to the safety of students or employees” and often only when a crime happens on or adjacent to university property.

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