2 in custody following shootout with Chicago police on West Side

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CHICAGO — Two people have been taken into a custody following a shootout with police in Chicago’s West Side.

Around 7:40 a.m. Friday, officers were conducting a narcotics investigation in the 700 block of north Trumbull Avenue when a suspect opened fire on the officers, according to Chicago Police Deputy Chief Ernest Cato.

The officers returned fire, but no one was struck or injured in the shootout.

A witness told WGN that he heard close to 20 shots.

“This is the testimony to what goes on here nonstop when someone has the tenacity to fire down a street at individuals,” Cato said. “So to ask me, ‘Should folks feel safe in this neighborhood?’ I don’t think anyone in this neighborhood feels safe until we come to a solution by bringing multiple organizations, community, police and everyone together.”

A heavy police presence remains on the scene as officers continue to search for other persons of interest.

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