Man shot in the back one block south of campus Sunday afternoon

There has been no information disclosed about the suspect or his motivations for the shooting.

By Natalie Friedberg

Last Sunday, the University sent out a Security Alert to all students regarding a shooting that occurred on East 62nd Street and South Ellis Avenue, one block away from Renee Granville-Grossman Residential Commons.

The shooting occurred last Sunday, April 12, at 4:30 pm. The victim, a 32-year-old man unaffiliated with the University, was transported to Stroger Hospital by Chicago Fire Department Emergency Medical Services. The motive for the shooting and the identity of the perpetrator are both unknown.

“The Chicago Police Department is the investigating law enforcement agency for the shooting that occurred Sunday afternoon,” Bridget Malone, a University spokesperson wrote in an email.

According to a representative from the CPD’s Third Police District, no new information is available about the suspect or their motivation.