Two Overnight Police Shootings Leave One Dead
One person is dead and another wounded following two separate shootings by Chicago police Thursday night.
The shootings happened less than an hour apart on the city’s South Side. Police say a little before 7 P.M., officers responding to a robbery in progress saw a man fleeing with a weapon near Ogden Park. When he did not follow their orders to drop it they shot him twice in the legs.
The man was taken to the hospital in stable condition.
Meanwhile about 3-and-a-half miles east, police say someone sideswiped a squad car fleeing a traffic stop, prompting two police officers to open fire. The driver - a male whose age is not known - was taken to the hospital and died from the gunshot wounds.