Public Safety Advisory — Nov. 9

On Saturday, Nov. 9, at approximately 12:40 a.m., UIC Police responded to a fight in progress on the sidewalk at 1325 S. Halsted St. Upon arriving at the location, responding units were notified of “shots fired” in the area of Union and Liberty Streets. An eyewitness reported that a black male, 5′ 11″ in height, wearing a white and light blue shirt and blue jeans, displayed a handgun and discharged it at a moving vehicle near 1416 S. Union St.  The offender fled southbound on foot. The vehicle fled the area as well.  There were no injuries reported.

The Chicago Police Department will lead the investigation. Anyone with information should call 311.

Approximate crime location mapped:

UIC Police offer the following security tips:

  • Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don’t wear headphones or earbuds.
  • Don’t display valuables in public.
  • On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)
  • To contact the UIC Police, call 312-355-5555 for emergencies or 312-996-2830 for non-emergencies.
  • Report crime promptly to police.

Public safety advisories are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police may also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at:

UIC Annual Security Report

Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents

Urgent notifications may be sent via both INSTANT TEXT MESSAGE (SMS) and URGENT mass e-mails. SMS messages — issued only in cases of immediate threat to health and safety, such as a tornado alert, or a major disruption to travel — are faster and more reliable than e-mail. The campus strongly recommends that you register your cell phone for SMS messages at