DePaul University student shot during attempted robbery near campus

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CHICAGO -- A DePaul University student was shot during a robbery attempt near campus overnight.

It is the fourth time since January a DePaul student has been robbed at gun point. The latest was a freshman shot in the leg as he tried to run away.

An 18-year-old man tells police he was walking in the 1100 block of Lill. just before midnight last night when two men with a gun tried to rob him.

He tried to escape and started to run when one of the two suspects shot him in the leg.

He was able to drive himself to the hospital and should make a full recovery.

One March 1 in the 2200 N. Halsted St. another student was robbed of his cell phone.  And on  Jan. 27 in the 1200 W. Fulton Ave and  Jan. 18 in the  2400 N. Seminary Ave., two different students were robbed as well. Money was taken.

DePaul in conjunction with police have put out a campus  wide alert advising students of this latest incident and to take precautions.

Officials are advising students to take advantage of a campus shuttle and don't walk alone at night if at all possible.



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