Chicago police fatally shoot 1 after gunfire hits squad car


CHICAGO (NewsNation) — Chicago police officers shot and fatally wounded a man after their squad car was struck overnight by gunfire, police said Tuesday.

The shooting happened around 10:45 p.m. Monday in the 1300 block of West 19th Street in the city’s Pilsen neighborhood, according to NewsNation affiliate WGN.

According to police, the officers were driving in an unmarked vehicle, responding to calls about a suspicious person when they saw five people standing on the sidewalk.

Someone in the group opened fire and one officer returned fire, striking a man who was taken to the hospital in critical condition but died on Tuesday. His name was not immediately released by authorities.

No officer was injured and police said the alleged shooter’s gun was recovered. Two other people were taken into custody, while the two others fled the scene on foot.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability will investigate and the officers involved will be placed on routine administrative duties for 30 days.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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