Sheriff's Police Shoot Man Outside Bowling Alley

Sunday, Aug 1, 2010  |  Updated 1:30 PM CDT
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Sheriff's Police Shoot Man Outside Bowling Alley

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Two off-duty Cook County Sheriff's police working as security officers shot a man with a gun who was seen shooting at a vehicle as it was leaving a parking lot at an Oak Lawn bowling alley late Saturday.

The man was treated at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and taken to the Oak Lawn Police Department, where he was being held on Sunday as police investigate the incident, a release from Oak Lawn police said.

The Saturday night fight inside the Brunswick Zone, 4700 W. 103rd St. in Oak Lawn, began about 11:23 p.m., then moved outside to the parking lot, the release said.

As the fight moved outside, the off-duty officers were notified of the fight, and as they went outside they saw a large group of people fighting.

Toward the south end of the parking lot they saw a man with a handgun shooting at a white vehicle that appeared to be fleeing the lot, according to the release.

The officers went toward the man with the gun, confronted him, and shot him in the chest, according to the release.

That man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, treated for his injuries, and transported to the Oak Lawn Police Department, where he was being held on Sunday morning as police investigate the incident.

A juvenile victim of the original shooting was located at Christ Hospital, where he was being treated for a gunshot wound to the foot. It appears, according to police, that he was trying to get into the white vehicle that was seen fleeing the scene as it was being shot at. He was treated and released from Christ Hospital.

Because two security guards who are police officers were involved in the incident, the Public Integrity Unit of the Illinois State Police was called to investigate the police-involved portion of the shooting, the release said. Oak Lawn police are also investigating.

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