Students at the University of Chicago are demanding better campus safety after graduation

CHICAGO – Some students at the University of Chicago say they don’t feel safe after a murder near the completed campus.

Student protesters marched on campus demanding better security methods, more campus police and other improvements after the shooting of the recently graduated Shaoxiong “Dennis” Zheng.

According to eyewitnesses, Zheng walked the 900th block of East 54th Place at about 2:00 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 9, as a man in a mask and black hoodie approached him.

An 18-year-old man is accused of murdering a 24-year-old with a U of C degree

The duo struggled and the 24-year-old was shot dead. Police charged an 18-year-old man with the murder of Zheng.

Zheng became the third student at the University of Chicago to be killed this year.

Many in Tuesday’s protests fear they could be the next victim if school doesn’t make things safer.

The Dennis Zheng Memorial is scheduled for Thursday. GoFundMe, which covers the Zheng family’s travel and legal expenses, raised more than $ 300,000.


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