Three In Critical Condition After Police-Involved Shooting
CHICAGO (STMW) — At least one person was shot by police and two others were injured in a police-involved shooting early New Year’s day in the Roseland neighborhood.
Just before 2 a.m. in the 100 block of West 105th Street, multiple police units were chasing a person on foot when officers heard gunshots on the block, according to a preliminary statement from Chicago Police.
Officers approached a house and saw someone on a back porch holding a handgun, the statement said.
Police said the person refused to drop the gun and pointed it at the officers. An officer then shot the person.
Two other people suffered gunshot wounds in the incident, but it was unclear whether they had been shot by police, according to police News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan.
Two men, ages 25 and 30, were taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Fire Media Affairs Spokesman Juan Hernandez said.
A woman was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition, Hernandez said. Her age was not immediately known.
Police said a weapon was recovered at the scene.
A witness who said she was a sibling of all three victims told reporters at the scene that her family was holding a New Year’s Eve party at the home where the shooting happened. She said she didn’t see anyone at the party with a gun.
No police officers were injured in the shooting, the statement said.
No one is in custody as Area South detectives investigate. The Independent Police Review Authority is reviewing the shooting.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call (312) 747-8271.