Two Injured In Stabbings On UIS Campus

Sep 28, 2015

Founders Hall
Credit uis.edu

Two people are recovering from stab wounds following an incident on the University of Illinois Springfield campus Sunday afternoon.

Police say it happened after a brief altercation at the residence hall known as Founders Hall.

Police alerted the campus soon after, including descriptions of the suspects. 

Suspects seen in a red minivan possibly a Chrysler; Suspect 1 is African American male red shirt unknown pants, suspect 2 is African American male black shirt camo shorts.

Police also stepped up patrols of the campus overnight. 

Sunday evening, UIS Chancellor Susan Koch sent an email to the campus indicating the suspects had been identified and were being pursued:

To all students and staff:

Earlier today, two students were harmed in an isolated attack on our campus. Thankfully, both victims are receiving care at a local hospital and are expected to recover.

Individuals of interest have been identified and are being pursued by law enforcement officials.  The UIS Police Department is investigating the crimes and cooperating closely with local and county law enforcement to bring the suspects into custody.

Our campus remains a very safe place to learn and work. Students, staff and visitors on campus are not being asked to take any special precaution at this time – but the UIS Police Department has reinforced patrols on campus tonight.

Our police department is made up of well-trained, highly skilled law enforcement officers who care about your safety.  If you need to reach them to report information about a crime, please call 217-206-6690. (If you are in an emergency, call 911.)

Your safety on our campus is my first responsibility and will always remain a top priority for all of the professionals at UIS. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Susan Koch

Chancellor