BREAKING: Student shot, killed one block west of Lake Shore Campus

A 23-year-old Loyola student was shot and killed in a shooting on Albion and Lakewood Avenues.

The student, who has been identified as Mutahir Rauf, was originally from Pakistan.

A police spokesman told The Phoenix that the victim and another person were walking at about 7:50 p.m. in the 1200 block of West Albion Avenue when two others approached them, pulled a gun and attempted a robbery.

Officer Thomas Sweeney of CPD told The Phoenix there was a “struggle for the weapon,” which resulted in the victim getting shot wound to the chest and head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other person was Rauf’s brother, who did not sustain any injuries.

Loyola’s Campus Safety first sent out an email alert about the shooting, which was later followed by an university-wide email from Loyola’s vice president of student development, Jane Neufeld.

“We are deeply saddened by this tragic situation, and we ask that you keep this student’s family in your thoughts and prayers,” she said in the email.

A post by Rogers Park Alderman Joe Moore on EveryBlock explained the events.

“Tragically, a Loyola Student from Pakistan was killed in an attempted robbery,” the alderman said. “He was walking with his brother when an unknown assailant pulled a gun and ordered them to turn over their money. The young victim allegedly believed the gun was a toy and reached for it. During the scuffle, the gun went off and the assailant fled. I’m afraid that is all the information I have at this point.”

No one has been arrested in connection to this crime, police said.

As Rauf’s family makes its way to Chicago from overseas, in an university-wide email sent Saturday morning, Neufeld invited the Loyola community to participate in a walk of remembrance taking place after the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass at Madonna della Strada.

The Wellness Center at Lake Shore campus will be open Saturday from 8 a.m. – noon. Students can also call the Dial-a-Nurse service at 773-508-8883 to schedule an appointment. The Campus Ministry department will also be holding special hours.

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