Loyola University Chicago

Campus Safety

Crime Alert - Homicide Near Devon and Hoyne

August 6, 2016

Loyola Community,

The Department of Campus Safety is writing to notify you of a homicide that occurred overnight (August 6), at approximately 12:30 a.m., on Devon Avenue, just west of Hoyne Avenue.

There is no Loyola University Chicago affiliation to the shooting, and the Chicago Police Department is investigating the case. If anyone has information regarding this incident, please call Campus Safety at 773.508.6039 or the Chicago Police Department via 9-1-1 or 312.744.8263.

Please also keep the following safety 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.
  • Be wary of unsolicited strangers. If someone approaches you on the street, keep moving and try to avoid additional contact.
  • If you see something you believe to be suspicious, immediately contact Campus Safety at 773.508.6039 or the Chicago Police Department via 9-1-1 or 312.744.8263.
  • 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 physical characteristics of the person, their clothing, any weapons used, direction of flight, etc.

Sincerely,

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