College student’s face, throat slashed in park attack

Posted at 3:17 PM, Jul 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-18 17:17:06-04

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    Chicago, IL (WBBM) — A recent graduate of DePaul University was in critical condition Thursday morning, after she was found with her face and neck slashed near campus in Lincoln Park.

Police said officers responding to a well-being check around 3:45 a.m. found the 22-year-old woman on the ground near Halsted and Fullerton, bleeding from the neck.

DePaul University spokeswoman Carol Hughes confirmed the victim recently graduated from DePaul.

The woman was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition, with lacerations to her face and neck.

Chicago Police Department spokesman Tom Ahern said detectives are reviewing surveillance video that shows a car which might have been involved in the attack. The video shows the vehicle going the wrong way down a one-way street before turning onto Halsted, and making a u-turn. Ahern said investigators do not have video of the attack itself.

No one was in custody Thursday morning.

Area Central detectives were investigating.

DePaul issued a campus safety alert about the attack, which happened across the street from the university’s music buildings.

The school asked anyone with information on the attack to contact campus police at 773-325-7777 or to call Chicago police at 911.

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