Hostage standoff ends with gunman dead, 1 injured

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CHICAGO – A hostage standoff on the Southwest side left one man dead and one woman critically injured.

Police were called to a home at 60th and Whipple yesterday afternoon.

A man with a gun had barricaded himself inside.

After an 8-hour standoff,  the gunman shot himself in the head and died at the scene.  The woman was taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds.

A one-year-old child was also held hostage but is safe and is in the hospital for observation.

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