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Police Searching For 3 Suspects In Killing Of Northwestern Doctoral Student

September 05, 2018 - 6:36 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Chicago police released surveillance photos of three suspects wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of an incoming Northwestern University graduate student Sunday night in the North Side Rogers Park neighborhood.

Shane Colombo was walking about 8:25 p.m. in the 7500 block of North Clark Street when two people started shooting at each other, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Caught in the crossfire, Colombo was struck multiple times.

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He was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he died less than an hour later, authorities said.

On Tuesday night, police circulated surveillance photos of three suspects in the shooting. Anyone with information about the suspects should call Area North detectives at (312) 747-8380.

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Colombo was planning to join Northwestern’s Ph.D program as an incoming student this fall, according to a statement from university officials. He received a bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University and was in the process of moving to Chicago from New York, where he was a researcher at Columbia University’s Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab.

“Our hearts and minds are with Shane’s loved ones during this difficult time,” Teresa K. Woodruff, dean of the university’s Graduate School, and Adrian Randolph, dean of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, wrote in a statement. “We extend our deepest condolences to Shane’s partner, Vincent, and all of his family members and friends.”

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