Tuesday, March 28, 2017

DePaul Student Shot During Overnight Robbery Attempt; Latest In A Series Of Armed Hold-Ups Near Campus

A 19-year-old DePaul University student was shot in the leg during a robbery attempt near the school’s Lincoln Park campus late Monday night.

The victim got caught up in the robbery after he walked out of a 7-Eleven store at 2600 North Lincoln Avenue around 11:45 p.m.

One of the offenders opened fire after he started to run away, striking him in the lower left leg, according to police. He is in good condition.

The robbers are described as two black men in their 20’s who stand about 6-feet tall. They were wearing dark clothing, the victim said.

Five DePaul University students have been robbed at gunpoint near the school's campus this year. | Google
DePaul University’s Public Safety Department has issued three warnings to students about armed robberies near the school’s campus this year.
• On January 18, a student was robbed at gunpoint near the intersection of Seminary and Montana around 2:30 p.m.
• On January 27, two students were robbed at gunpoint next to a DePaul housing center at 1237 West Fullerton around 3:00 a.m.
• On March 1, a DePaul student was robbed at gunpoint as he walked in the 2200 block of North Halsted around 3 p.m.
CWB Chicago has also independently confirmed two other armed robberies near the school:
• Three women were robbed at gunpoint as they walked in the 2500 block of North Burling shortly after noon on February 5.
• A victim was robbed at gunpoint by two men who wore ski masks in the 1200 block of West Draper at 2:20 a.m. on February 8.
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18 comments:

  1. Predator scum infiltrating the neighborhood and easy prey unaware of present city street life get caught up in the hunt. I woke up at around 2:30 AM over the weekend and looked out the window to see a lone young woman walking by looking at her phone. WHOA EASY TARGET! Clue...your phone won't protect you! They need to offer a new course at DePaul called "Surviving in the City 2017" and make it required.

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    1. Amen to that...but having more police presence might make sense too...especially late at night.

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    2. We need every available source to get the word out about the violent crimes & robberies up here.
      I'm always surprisd when neighbors know nothing about this.

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  2. How's school son? Oh, it's fine. I went to get a late night snack to help me study then got shot....bummer son.

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  3. Since people are robbed at the bus in mornings, afternoons walking a baby etc...the phone point is moot.

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  4. These robberies must just be freak occurrences. Because as Commander Buslik assured us, “The police are here. Just because you don't see them does not mean the police are not here.”

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    1. Cpd has such a terrific command staff. The best of the best. The cream of the crop. The bagme...oh I'd better stop.

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  5. According to the Chicago Tribune, this robbery was committed by "two men." So whatever you do, watch out for two men.

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  6. I used to live on the campus, thinking it was safe. After numerous rapes in the alley nearby on campus, I realized that not even Depaul is safe anymore. So glad I moved!

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  7. Im sure this story will be great for recruiting new students into the school.

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    1. Was thinking the same thing. I'm sure parents will take this in consideration NOT to spend their hard earned money to send their kid to a school where they could get robbed and/or shot at any time of day on or near their campus.

      We know the mayor & his minions refuse to do anything about crime in our area.....maybe DePaul will step up to the plate. They could lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in tuition.

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  8. Imagine if they had killed this student, as he was running away from being robbed. Would the right amount of media coverage and outrage be present? I'm not so sure anymore. Maybe in Texas but certainly not in Chicago.

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  9. This student is lucky. My friend was shot and killed in Lincoln Park when I grew up there.

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  10. My nephew got a full scholarship to University of Chicago. He turned it down because he was afraid of all the crime in Chicago.

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  11. ...This is insane. Urban warfare, and the barbarians have breached the gate.

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  12. Just an update, I am a graduate student at DePaul and we received this notification today:

    On March 29, 2017, the university received additional information regarding the reported shooting of a student yesterday. The location of the shooting was in an off-campus apartment on Lill, not on the street as earlier reported. The student has been released from the hospital.

    For what it is worth, the robbery wasn't on the "street" but inside of an apartment on Lill.

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  13. This is just "putting a little hair on their chest" before they become your next politician or social worker upon graduation.

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  14. and the alder puss Tom Turkey sits in every worthless meeting for the cubs and hired two newbies to fend off your phone calls and messages about what they are doing bout crime. They lost 100 police in year 2011 and are possibly going to bring a couple back like 25 or 30, that ought to do nothing for crime in our neighborhood. The college well they will have to start hiring their own police, I would not have kids down here or at the Depaul or any city college

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