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May 24, 2016

More than 20 Shots Fired at 62nd and Kimbark

University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) and Chicago Police Department (CPD) officers responded to shots fired in the area of 62nd Street and Woodlawn Avenue around 3:30 p.m. this afternoon.

Block residents told DNAInfo that at least 20 shots were fired by at least two shooters.

“Officers responded to a call of ‘shots fired’ in the area of 62/Kimbark. No victims could be located, no injuries reported and no offender in custody,” CPD News Affairs told The Maroon in an e-mail.

“Police are seeking four possible suspects riding in a white Chevrolet Impala seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed,” according to a 5:10 p.m. university-wide security alert. “A female who was wanted on a warrant and was trying to flee the area has been detained by Chicago Police for further investigation.” DNAInfo reported that the woman was questioned by police for backing into a parked car while trying to flee the shots, but said residents thought the arrest was unrelated to shooting.

The shooting occurred as school was getting out at Carnegie Elementary School, located at 61st Street and Dorchester Avenue.

An 18-year-old male was shot in the right calf on the same block last Tuesday at 9:31 a.m. by two men, News Affairs told The Maroon in an e-mail last week. DNAInfo said that neighbors said on the condition of anonymity that they had seen the white Impala circling the block over the past week.

CPD is investigating.

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