Chicago Police Shoot and Wound Three Men

Chicago police shoot three men in the North and West sides

By Sandra Torres
|  Wednesday, Jan 5, 2011  |  Updated 7:47 AM CDT
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A gunman was shot by a SEPTA officer on Saturday night.

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Chicago police shoot three people on the West and South sides Tuesday night.

The first shooting occurred around 9:30 p.m. in the 4400 block of West Roosevelt Road, according to police.

Reports indicate officers pulled over a vehicle for suspicious activity, but after the driver stopped, he reversed the vehicle, striking the squad car. One of the suspects then pointed a gun at the officers, and that's when an officer opened fire striking both offenders, police said.

Both male victims were transported to Mount Sinai hospital in critical condition.

Within minutes, there was another shooting. This time, officers shot a man at East 42nd Street and South Calumet Avenue, according to police.

Officers were doing a routine patrol near 4200 S. Calumet Avenue when they approached two men to conduct a field interview. Both men tried to run away, and when one officer began chasing after them, one of the suspects pointed a weapon at the officer, according to reports. That's when the officer shot the offender, injuring him, police said.

The man was transported to a hospital in the area in good condition.

No officers were injured, but the Independent Police Review Authority is investigating both incidents.

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