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Edgebrook Shootout

Police exchanged gunfire with a suspect in a shootout in the Edgebrook neighborhood Tuesday evening. (Credit: CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Police are looking for two men who got into a shootout last night with an off-duty Chicago police officer in the Northwest Side’s quiet Edgebrook neighborhood.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, the off-duty police officer had been working security for a store owner, and followed him home Tuesday evening.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports

The store owner pulled into the driveway of his home at Lunt and Algonquin avenues, close to the boundary between Chicago and Niles, the Chicago Tribune reported. At that point, a purple Honda CRV with two masked gunmen also pulled up.

The gunmen tried to rob the store owner, but the off-duty police officer pulled up and a shootout began, the Tribune reported.

No one was injured in the shootout, but the front window of the Honda was apparently shot out, the Tribune reported. The suspects fled in the Honda, the newspaper reported.

The scene of the shootout is in a quiet residential neighborhood with a suburban feel. It is located directly behind the Village Crossing shopping center, a sprawling retail complex that fronts Touhy Avenue and straddles the suburbs of Skokie and Niles.

The store owner hired the off-duty police officer a few weeks ago after being robbed, the newspaper reported. His store is located near Addison Street and Elston Avenue.

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