Suspect in custody after shooting, SWAT situation on Southwest Side

Chicago Crime

CHICAGO — A suspect is in custody after a shooting and subsequent SWAT situation Thursday evening.

Just before 4:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 5900 block of South Richmond Avenue on the report of a shooting. Police said a 69-year-old man was outside near a home when he was approached by an unknown man.

The suspect then pulled out a gun and shot him in the neck. The 69-year-old was transported to the University of Chicago in critical condition.

The suspect then barricaded himself in a residence, prompting a SWAT situation.

After several hours, the suspect was taken into custody without further incident.

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