Police are searching for suspects in connection with an officer-involved shootout in the city’s Wrigleyville neighborhood that left several cars damaged, police said.
Two officers were making a street stop when they heard multiple gunshots and witnessed armed male offenders in the 1100-block of West Patterson around 3 a.m. Sunday, police said. The alleged offenders then began heading west on Patterson towards the officers, prompting the officers to fire one shot at the men. Police said the offenders then dropped their weapons and fled.
Several cars were riddled with bullets, and police say two weapons were recovered at the scene.
A 26-year-old man wounded in the initial gunfire was hospitalized in serious condition.
One woman whose car was hit during the shootout says the violence so close to home is unnerving.
“This is not something I expected to happen and I’ve lived here for five years already, I’ve never heard of anything this crazy happening,” said Keena Prugh.
Prugh says she heard about 30 gunshots.
No other details have been released and no one is in custody. Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact Chicago police.