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Suspect in Custody After Firing Shots During Carjacking Near Stroger Hospital

A suspect is in custody after allegedly firing multiple shots and crashing a car during a carjacking on Chicago’s West Side Wednesday afternoon.

According to Chicago police, the unidentified suspect attempted to steal a Chevrolet Impala in the 3700 block of Ida B. Wells Drive at approximately 2:30 p.m. During the attempted carjacking, the suspect pulled out a weapon and began firing shots at the vehicle’s driver.

None of the individuals inside the car were hit, and the driver was able to flee the scene.

The suspect then approached a woman who was driving a Nissan sedan, according to police. The woman got out of the vehicle, and the suspect then fled the scene.

While he was fleeing, he crashed into multiple vehicles in the 1900 block of West Ogden, forcing the closure of multiple streets near Stroger Hospital.

The suspect attempted to flee the scene, but the Chicago police helicopter and nearby officers were able to locate the suspect, who was taken into custody a short time later.

The suspect is currently hospitalized at Stroger with minor injuries, and charges are pending in the case, authorities said.

Ogden Avenue remains closed between Damen Avenue and the Eisenhower Expressway, while Harrison Street is closed in both directions between Damen and Wolcott, according to police.

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