Police Pursue, Arrest Man After Fatal Lawndale Shooting

Details on what sparked the chase weren’t immediately released by Chicago police, but it is believed to have started with a shooting in the city’s Lawndale neighborhood

Police have arrested a man after he led them on a high-speed chase after a fatal shooting in Chicago's Lawndale neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon. 

According to police, two men were standing on a porch in the 1900 block of South Trumbull at approximately 4 p.m. Wednesday when a person in a white SUV fired shots at them, striking both victims. 

A 29-year-old man was shot in the left torso, and was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital. Another victim, a 36-year-old man, suffered a graze wound to his calf and declined medical attention. 

Shortly after the shooting, NBC 5’s Sky 5 chopper was over the scene when a white vehicle sped away from the intersection of Ogden and Homan. The vehicle then got onto the Eisenhower Expressway and exited near Austin before continuing into the Berwyn area.

After police appeared to terminate the vehicular chase, the driver of the vehicle was seen abandoning the SUV in suburban Oak Park, where he fled into a residential neighborhood. 

Sky 5 remained over the scene as the vehicle's driver climbed over fences and ran through alleys. The man was eventually captured by Oak Park police, according to a statement from the Chicago Police Department.

It is unclear what role the driver of the vehicle played in the shooting, and Area Central Detectives are investigating the incident. 

Police have arrested a man after he led them on a high-speed chase after a fatal shooting in Chicago's Lawndale neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon
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