Chicago Police Officer Among 3 Injured in Crash

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23 July 2017 | 6:06 pm

A Chicago police officer was among three people hurt in a crash late Saturday after pursuing a car believed to be involved in an earlier shooting.

The incident occurred around 11:33 p.m. near the intersection of W. Roosevelt Rd. and S. Union Ave. in the city’s University Village neighborhood, according to police.

Authorities said on-duty officers in an unmarked squad car saw a vehicle believed to have been used in a nearby shooting. The officers attempted to curb the vehicle, which then fled, according to police. 

The unmarked police car was then involved in a collision with another vehicle, officials said, injuring one officer and two civilians. 

The male Chicago police officer was taken to Rush University Medical Center where he was treated and released, authorities said.

Two people, whose ages and genders were not available, were also taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. They were treated and released, according to police. 

Officers later found the vehicle suspected in the shooting on the city’s South Side, and were holding the car for investigation. 

Further details were not immediately available and the crash remains under investigation.

Published at 9:34 AM CDT on Jul 23, 2017 | Updated at 1:06 PM CDT on Jul 23, 2017

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