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Harvey Mayor's Security Fires Shots at Robbery Suspect in Chicago

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A security detail for Harvey Mayor Christopher Clark fired shots at a masked individual who pointed a weapon at them during an attempted robbery on Chicago's North Side, officials said Wednesday.

According to a statement from the mayor's office, the incident occurred just before 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Members of the mayor's security detail observed a man, wearing a black ski mask, exit a Jeep and point a gun at an 86-year-old man in an attempted robbery in the 1500 block of North Halsted.

That security detail then exited their vehicle near the mayor's residence and attempted to intercept the suspect. The man then pointed his weapon at the security officers, and at least one of the officers then opened fire, striking the Jeep.

The suspect then got back into the vehicle and sped away from the scene, according to the statement.

It is not known at this time whether anyone was hit by gunfire, but according to Harvey officials the mayor and members of his security detail were not harmed in the incident.

Harvey police and Chicago police are coordinating on an investigation of the incident.

According to Total Traffic, Halsted is closed between Clybourn Avenue and North Avenue, while North Avenue is closed between Clybourn Avenue and Halsted.

Sky 5 flew over the scene just after 2:30 p.m. and observed a large police presence near the triangle formed by North Avenue, Halsted Street and Clybourn Avenue, causing traffic disruptions as an investigation remains underway.

We will have more details on this story as they develop.

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