Northwestern Student Attacked Near Evanston Campus

UPDATED 09/26/11 5:34 a.m.

EVANSTON, Ill. (CBS) – Northwestern University has issued an alert after one of its students was attacked and pistol-whipped by two men just off the Evanston campus over the weekend.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Lisa Fielding reports, the male student was walking north on Orrington Avenue at Simpson Street at about 12:15 a.m. Sunday when two men ambushed him from behind, the university said in the alert, which was posted online.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Lisa Fielding reports

One of the assailants placed the student in a bear hug, and the other displayed a handgun.

The men demanded the student’s wallet. When he told them he didn’t have one, the gunman used the weapon to strike the student on the head, the university alert said.

The other man, who was holding the victim, then pushed him to the ground.

The men ran off and got into a waiting vehicle, which sped off, the student later told police. He declined medical treatment.

The victim described the two suspects as black males in their 20s, each about 6 feet tall, the alert said.

The man who was carrying the handgun had a medium build, and wore dark-colored baggy jeans, a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, and a baseball cap. The second man was heavy-set, and wore dark-colored baggy jeans and a dark, hooded sweatshirt.

Northwestern reminds students that shuttle bus service provides transportation to areas both on and off campus every night until 3 a.m. In addition, SafeRide provides free rides at night.

Northwestern police also ask the community to report suspicious activity immediately to University Police or Evanston Police by dialing 911 or by using a Blue Light emergency telephone.

Anyone who might have information regarding this incident is asked to contact Evanston police, at (847) 866-5000.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • tacheles

    The usual suspects time and again. For some reason, that fact cannot be discussed.

  • Arjay

    Man, those 2 black guys really get around, don’t they? Oh wait, you mean it’s NOT always the same 2 black guys? You mean to say that all these crimes that are reported daily as being committed by 2 black guys are different balck guys each time? No kidding?

  • Just Axin

    I guess the police and school would just have us find one of those emergency call boxes to press “Help”. These animals are so viscous and brazen. They walk around doing what they want (singing, bumping into people,etc) just daring someone to say something. It’s only because of genetics that some are physically stronger. Concealed carry is the equalizer.

  • Just Asking

    Do the campus police ever do anything? I`ve never heard of them making an arrest or solving a crime? What a great do nothing job!!!!!

  • Shante Williams

    These black ass African negros are migrating north. The south side isn’t lucrative enough..

  • Ghetto students

    They are Chicago State students.

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