Chicago Uber Passenger Killed In University Village Shooting
Wrongful Death - June 26, 2023
19-Year-Old Uber Passenger Died After Being Shot In Chicago’s University Village
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (June 26, 2023) – A 19-year-old Chicago Uber passenger has tragically died after being shot by an unknown suspect on West Taylor Street In University Village.
Cook County officials are saying that the incident took place around 9:00 p.m. on Sunday. The Uber passenger was in the car when the vehicle was hit by at least 8 bullets.
Police said that the driver took the passenger to Rush Hospital where he was pronounced dead. As of June 26, no one is in custody and no suspects have been identified.
A full investigation into the University Village shooting remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Chicago Uber Shootings
As Uber has continued to grow so to have the number of safety concerns with the platform. According to reporting by NBC News, “Uber received 3,824 reports of sexual assault and misconduct from 2019 through 2020, a 38% decrease from 2017 through 2018, the company said in its U.S. safety report Thursday.” Many other instances of Uber passengers being attacked by third parties have also been reported. There are a number of steps that Uber can take to prevent assaults.
- All drivers should be thoroughly vetted before they start.
- All reported instances of attacks or sexual assaults should be investigated.
- Uber can adopt policies and procedures to limit assaults.
Depending on the facts of any case, Uber could potentially be liable if one of their passengers is attacked. Consider, for example, one lawsuit against Uber after a shooting in Clark County. A woman was shot by a third party after an Uber driver flashed a gang sign. One person outside of the vehicle opened fire on the Uber hitting the woman inside. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any attack involving an Uber.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be sought.
- Surveillance footage should be reviewed.
- A thorough, independent investigation should be conducted.
It can be hard to know where to begin after any attack in an Uber. But it is important for victims to know that they do have rights. The family of any person that is killed in an Uber may be able to seek some measure of justice through a civil claim. Sadly, though, Uber will often fight hard to deny liability for any incident.
Investigating Chicago Rideshare Shootings
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our deepest condolences to the family of the Uber passenger killed in this University Village shooting. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. The person responsible for this senseless attack should do the right thing and turn themselves in.
Do you need more information about a University Village Uber attack? Our team of rideshare safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that Uber victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support after any incident we may be able to help you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.