Loyola: Shooting near Water Tower Campus not linked to school

Site of shootingA Tuesday morning shooting that left a man wounded near Loyola University Chicago’s Water Tower Campus had no connection to the school, university officials said.

A man was wounded in an early morning shooting near Rush Street and Chicago Avenue near Loyola’s downtown campus, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The man was stepping into a vehicle at about 5 a.m. near the 800 block of North Rush Street when a gunman approached and shot the man in the knee, the Tribune reports. The man drove himself to the hospital, according to the Tribune.

Loyola’s Campus Safety issued a release saying the shooting had no connection with the university:

Loyola Community,

The Department of Campus Safety is writing to notify you about a shooting that took place early this morning, near the Water Tower Campus.

According to preliminary information, between 4:20 and 5:40 a.m., the victim, who is not affiliated with Loyola, was near the intersection of Chicago and Rush when he was shot in the knee by an unknown offender. The victim immediately left the area and drove to a south side hospital for treatment.

The Chicago Police Department is currently investigating the incident, and at this time believes this to be an isolated incident between two individuals who were familiar with one another. If you have any information on this incident, please contact the Chicago Police Department via 9-1-1.


Robert Fine Director, Campus Safety

Here is a portion of the Chicago Tribune story:

A man was wounded early this morning in a shooting in the Gold Coast neighborhood, police said.

The shooting happened just before 5 a.m. as the man was stepping into a vehicle near the intersection of Rush Street and Chicago Avenue, Police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak said.

A gunman approached and opened fire, striking the man in the knee, according to police.

The man, who is about 20 years old, drove himself to the University of Chicago Hospital, where he was listed in good condition.

Read the complete Tribune story here: SHOOTING


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