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April 15, 2016

Gunman Opens Fire on Vehicle at 52nd and Lake Park

The Chicago Police Department (CPD) is investigating an incident of gunfire that occurred at 2 p.m. on Monday near the Metra station at East 52nd Street and South Lake Park Avenue. The University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) notified students of the incident through a security alert.

A person unaffiliated with the University reported to the CPD that an unknown individual approached and shot at his vehicle. According to the alert, the suspect then ran north on East Harper Avenue. The CPD is still investigating the incident.

The Hyde Park Herald reported on Tuesday that the suspect was an unknown male and the victim was a 21-year-old male driving a 2007 Buick. According to this article, a number of bystanders at a nearby gas station claimed to have heard approximately six gunshots and saw that the rear window of the victim’s car had been shattered. The victim’s association with the University has not been disclosed.

Marlon C. Lynch, associate vice president for safety, security, and civil affairs, wrote in an e-mail to The Maroon clarifying that the CPD is the investigating agency in this incident, but the UCPD will provide them with assistance.

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