3 people shot following police pursuit on busy expressway

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Three people were shot during a police pursuit along two major Chicago expressways in broad daylight Tuesday morning.  The investigation that followed blocked portions of the Dan Ryan Expressway and delayed traffic.

According to police, a number of rounds were fired on both sides including police opening fire on the suspect’s car while driving down the Dan Ryan.

The pursuit began just after 11 this morning near Ferdinand and Hamlin near Garfield Park on Chicago’s West side.  A police officer came upon a shootout by two groups.

Pat Camden from the Fraternal Order of Police said the office called in the shooting when the suspects began firing at police.  Camden says three men in their 20s in a white car took off.

Police chased them, first onto the nearby Eisenhower Expressway then south on the Dan Ryan where the CPD squad pulled up alongside the men, who were still driving south.

“The passenger in the rear seat about 28th St. now points a gun at the officers that are pursuing them,” Camden said.  “They’re right next to the car. It’s a semi automatic 9 mm with extended clip. At that point the officers in the car fire at the offender’s car.”

Both cars pulled off at 35th St.  The three men crashed their car, first into another car then into a snow bank where police tried to end it.

Police blocked off the exit ramp at 35th and had the two right lanes of the southbound Ryan closed off for hours for the investigation

Two victims were transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition and a third victim was transported to Stroger Hospital.  That suspect was treated and released according to a source at the hospital and is now in custody of law enforcement.

No one else was injured, including police.

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  • Ismael

    I don't believe that for a minute. How could a dummy like You could not tell this article is about a shoot out between the police and some criminals. There is nothing here about making money in the internet. You sound like a total wacko. The attendant at the mental hospital should take your computer away. I am glad no policeman got hurt.

  • joe e.

    Why in the world would Sean Lewis ask what protocol is in a pursuit on a highway..Just report the facts your not going anywhere up the ladder ..wrong question to ask..

  • Jeff

    Asking what protocol is when it comes to discharging a weapon while in a police vehicle speeding down an expressway during a pursuit seems appropriate to me. Bullets can richocet and hit unintended people. CPD doesn’t have a protocol for that? Come on, Joe. Go back to your desk jockey duty.

  • Guest

    "Thanks for nothing." These are the firefighters located in Olean what about a cop located anywhere including Chicago?

    There is an opening at McDonalds because Heather Levia after eight years of employment was fired Friday morning from the McDonald’s on West State Street (reported by Olean Times Herald) for donating breakfast food to the Olean firefighters who were outside in the below-zero weather all night where she and two of her co-workers paid for to emergency response personnel after a house fire and after being contacted by officials from The Salvation Army asking if McDonald’s would be willing to donate breakfast food for firefighters and other first responders.

    Donating $150 in food. “I was told I was being fired for going against the wishes of McDonald’s as well has having my own opinion on not donating to the firefighters,”

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