At least two people died Friday morning, and three others were injured after a police chase ended in tragedy on Chicago's Far South Side.
Cops began following a gray Buick sedan with five people inside in Calumet City after a woman called 911, and flagged down a squad car, claiming the driver pointed a gun at her from the passenger window, Calumet City Capt. Dan Zorzi told the Chicago Tribune..
The police tried to pull over the Buick, but the driver didn't stop. The officers chased the car from the 1900 block of Sibley Boulevard and got onto the Bishop Ford Expressway.
The chase went through Dolton, Riverdale and Calumet Park. However, the 7-mile chase ended when the driver slammed into a pole near a McDonald's at 114th and Halsted St. on the South Side around 1:30 a.m., police said.Police later said the vehicle that crashed had been carjacked.
Zorzi said the other three victims are hospitalized in extremely critical condition at Stroger and Christ hospitals.
The officers didn't suffer any injuries, he said.
The crash is under investigation.