Loyola University Chicago

Campus Safety

Crime Alert - Aggravated Battery near the Lake Shore Campus

November 3, 2017

Loyola Community,

Campus Safety is writing to notify you of an aggravated battery that occurred earlier this morning near the Lake Shore Campus.

Two Loyola students reported they were walking near the intersection of West Granville Avenue and North Kenmore Avenue around 1:45 a.m., and three passengers inside a silver or grey Lexus sedan approached and shot paintballs at them. The offenders then fled southbound on North Sheridan Road from West Granville Avenue. Detailed descriptions of the offenders are unavailable at this time. 

Campus Safety is working closely with the Chicago Police Department on the investigation. If anyone has information on the incident, please call Campus Safety at 773.508.SAFE or the Chicago Police Department via 9-1-1 or 312.744.8263. The Chicago Police Department also continues to investigate leads related to other recent violent incidents in the district, and any new updates will be posted to the 24th District Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) and CLEARMAP websites.

Please also keep the following risk-reduction tips in mind:

  • Always stay alert and tuned in to your surroundings. Refrain from using headphones or talking on the phone, as this minimizes your ability to hear an approaching threat.
  • Investigative follow-up will be dependent on the amount of detail a person can recall. It is important to remember as many identifying characteristics about the offender(s) as possible. This can include the license plate of any involved vehicle, physical characteristics of the person, their clothing, any weapons used, direction of flight, etc.
  • If you see something you believe to be suspicious or need to report a crime, immediately notify Campus Safety at 773.508.SAFE or the Chicago Police Department via 9-1-1 or 312.744.8263.

Campus Safety recognizes that survivors are not at fault for any crime. Students who are seeking resources related to acts of violence can contact the Wellness Center at 773.508.2530 or visit the Community Coalition on Gender-Based Violence website. Faculty and staff in need of resources are encouraged to utilize the University‚Äôs Employee Assistance Program.


Thomas K. Murray
Director of Campus Safety and Chief of Police