Chicago police exchange gunfire with suspect in East Garfield Park; no one hit

Chicago police officers conducting a drug investigation returned fire Friday morning after they were shot at in the East Garfield Park neighborhood.

No one was hit, and the alleged shooter escaped from the area, according to Chicago police spokesman Tom Ahern.

The shooting happened on the street about 7:40 a.m. in the 700 block of North Trumbull Avenue, police said.

“Officers were conducting an investigation in that block, and they began to take fire from someone nearby on the street,” Ahern said.

Officers returned fire but didn’t hit the suspect, he said. There were multiple rounds fired in the exchange.

A person of interest who was not the shooter was taken into custody for questioning, Ahern said.

A SWAT team responded to the scene as a precaution while officers searched the area for the shooter.

Ahern said the investigation into the shooting is in its early stages. He was unable to confirm if the suspect was a target of the investigation, or if the officers were in uniform.