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Breaking: Armed Standoff

by Laura Steinberg

An armed standoff following a shooting in Chicago has led to no arrests. The two victims were brought to the hospital, but the suspect was able to escape.

A man who had just shot two people in the early hours of June 9 in the Gresham neighborhood of Chicago was able to get away after barricading himself in a home, according to authorities.

One Chicago police officer fired at the suspect after witnessing him shooting into a garage from an alley in the 8300 block of South Kerfoot Avenue, but authorities are unsure whether he was hit.

Officers discovered two men in the garage, both had been shot. A 60 year old man had been hit in the thigh, while a 50 year old man was shot in the leg. Both were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center. The 50 year old is in serious condition, while the older man is in good condition.

After fleeing the scene, the man was able to barricade himself inside a nearby home. A SWAT team was called in and the home was surrounded as the standoff continued for approximately eight hours.

Somehow, despite the house being surrounded, the suspect was able to escape. The standoff ended at around 7:30 a.m. when it was discovered that the man had fled.

Police announced later in the morning that the standoff was over, but no one was in custody.

The Chicago Police Department has not provided any information about how the suspect was able to escape. Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the Chicago Police.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating the officer’s use of force.

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