Police Shoot, Wound Suspect on South Side

No officers were injured in the shooting

Friday, Sep 7, 2012  |  Updated 6:52 AM CDT
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Police Shoot, Wound Suspect on South Side

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Officers shot and wounded a man early Friday in Chicago's Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood, police said.

The incident remains under investigation, but police said the suspect was struck at about 1:40 a.m. in the 600 block of East 75th Street. 

Police News Affairs said officers saw a van traveling with its side door open, and as police began following the van, the man got out and pointed a gun at officers. A chase ensued, and the suspect again pointed a gun at the officers.

Police said the suspect was transported to a nearby hospital where his condition was unknown. No officers were injured in the shooting.

The incident comes after a series of police-involved shootings since last week. Six were reported in 10 days as of Tuesday.

Early Tuesday, officers wounded two people who shot at police in separate shootings. A teen boy fired a gun at officers after they approached him for a curfew violation, and in a separate incident a masked robbery suspect fired at police after a chase.

The Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood is one targeted by a police program to reduce violence. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Chicago Police again will partner with federal patrol, gang, narcotics and vice units, as well as the United States Marshals Service, to curb crime in areas plagued with shootings.

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