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University Village Shooting Causes Lockdown At Nearby St. Ignatius Friday

By Stephanie Lulay | May 19, 2017 12:37pm | Updated on May 22, 2017 8:44am
 A 19-year-old man was shot in his calf near St. Ignatius College Prep Friday morning.
A 19-year-old man was shot in his calf near St. Ignatius College Prep Friday morning.
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UNIVERSITY VILLAGE — A 19-year-old man was injured in a shooting in University Village Friday morning, causing St. Ignatius College Prep to briefly go on lockdown. 

Around 8 a.m. Friday, a 19-year-old man was walking in the 1200 block of South Racine Avenue near a CVS drugstore when two men on foot fired shots at him, according to Officer Ana Pacheco, a Chicago Police spokeswoman. The men then ran away southbound, police said. 

The victim was shot in his right calf and was transported to Stroger Hospital in stable condition, police said. 

The shooting caused the St. Ignatius campus, around the corner on Roosevelt Road, to briefly go on lockdown, according to parents and sources close to the school. 

St. Ignatius spokesman Ryan Bergin did not immediately return calls Friday morning.