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Northwestern Student ‘Seriously Injured’ In Shooting At Rogers Park’s White Park, Officials Say

The undergraduate student was walking with another person at White Park when they were shot multiple times.

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ROGERS PARK — A 19-year-old Northwestern University student was shot and seriously injured Monday at Willye B. White Park in Rogers Park, authorities said.

The woman, an undergraduate at Northwestern, was walking with another person at 10:18 p.m. Monday at White Park, 1610 W. Howard St., when shots rang out, according to Chicago Police and Ald. Maria Hadden (49th).

She was struck in her abdomen and chest and taken to St. Francis Hospital, where she was listed in good condition, police said in an incident report. Her condition has remained stable, Northwestern said in a community alert.

The student was not the intended target of the shooting, Northwestern officials said in the email.

“We are heartbroken and outraged that gun violence continues to have such an impact on members of our community and on the greater Chicago area,” Mona Dugo, Northwestern’s dean of students, and Susan Davis, the school’s vice president for student affairs, wrote in the alert email.

Hadden said there will be additional police patrols in the area around White Park during the Memorial Day weekend.

“Turning our park into a shooting gallery is completely unacceptable and we will work closely with violence prevention teams and police to prevent this from happening again,” Hadden said on social media.

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