Chicago police shoot suspect after he allegedly fired several shots at neighbors, striking one of them

Chicago police shot a man Wednesday after he fired open fired at neighbors, striking one of them, in West Pullman.

The shooting occurred around 5:25 p.m. in the 100 block of West 126th Place.

According to police, a 52-year-old man left his residence armed with a shotgun and shot a 47-year-old man before returning to his home and reemerging with a handgun.


Chicago police utilized several tactics to try and get the offender to drop his weapons.

The offender then pointed one of the guns at a civilian. At this time, two police officers fired shots.

The offender was struck in the finger, and removed from the scene, police said.

No officers were injured. 

The suspect and the 47-year-old were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The officers who fired shots will be placed on routine administrative duties for 30 days, in accordance with department policy.