Loyola University Chicago

Campus Safety

Crime Alert - May 6, 2021

Update: Investigative steps led to the arrest of two offenders in this case at approximately 1 a.m. on Friday, May 7.

May 6, 2021

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

Campus Safety is writing to inform you of a report of shots fired near the Lake Shore Campus earlier this evening. 
At approximately 10:20 p.m., students in the area reported hearing what sounded like gunshots in the 1000 block of West Sheridan Road. Responding officers located shell casings in the street with no signs of damage and no injuries reported. 

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 at 911 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:

  • If a person threatens you, follow any demands and run away as soon as it is safe to do so. Once in a safe place, immediately notify Campus Safety at 773-508-SAFE or the Chicago Police Department at 911.
  • 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, immediately contact Campus Safety or the Chicago Police Department.

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.

The safety and well-being of the Loyola University Chicago community is always of paramount importance and a top priority.


Ed Mirabelli 
Deputy Chief

This message is being sent out in compliance with the Timely Warning requirement of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).