WASHINGTON: A 23-year old Pakistani student, Mutahir Rauf, was shot dead in Chicago Friday evening, when two attackers tried to rob him and his brother in the Rogers Park neighborhood.
According to a report, citing a police spokesperson, the shooting happened during an attempted robbery about 7:50 p.m. in the 1200 block of West Albion Avenue, a block from Loyola University’s campus.
Another report said that, the student was walking with his brother when they were approached by the males and were shown the gun. The 49th Ward alderman Joe Moore said in a post, Rauf thought the weapon was fake and tried to reach for it. He was later shot during a scuffle in the chest and head. The student’s brother was reportedly not injured.
No one was in custody as a result of the shooting by Saturday afternoon.
“We are shocked and saddened by the tragic and senseless event that took the life of one of our students,” Jane Neufeld, vice president for student development, said in a statement. “This was a senseless act of violence, and one that has absolutely no place in civil society.”
To honour Rauf’s life, the university planned a moment of silence Saturday night at the Madonna della Strada Chapel and a Walk of Remembrance Sunday morning, according to an NBC Chicago report.