Shots Fired At Police In Uptown, Two In Custody

Screen grabs showing an Uptown gang member flashing a gun at 1144 West Wilson in March | CWBChicago

Two suspects are in custody after gunmen shot at people on an Uptown street and then fired on police officers who pursued them Sunday evening. No one was injured.

Officers on foot patrol near Truman College reported hearing three shots at 7:42 p.m., police said. The officers immediately gave chase to a man who was seen running from the area while holding his side.

That man, possibly a teenager, turned and fired shots at the pursuing officers, cops said.

One shot was captured on police radio as the officers called in the pursuit.

The gunman who shot at police—described by officers as “that kid from the Youtube video who was holding that gun at Snacks 4 Less”—slipped away, but was taken into custody 30 minutes later at his home.

In March, CWBChicago published a gang member’s Facebook video to Youtube in which a young member of Uptown’s Hi City Hoola Gang flashes a handgun while standing outside of Snacks 4 Less, an independent convenience store located across from Truman College at 1144 West Wilson.

It was not immediately clear if the individual shown with the gun in this video was the one who fired at police on Sunday.

Officers arrested the second gunman in the 4400 block of North Magnolia about 10 minutes after the initial incident. Cops found a gun nearby.

Early Saturday, five people were injured in a mass-shooting incident outside of the Aragon Ballroom. Four men and a woman suffered relatively minor gunshot wounds in the incident, which unfolded in the 4800 block of North Winthrop around 1:30 a.m., police said.

No one was in custody for that incident.

Forty people have been shot in Uptown so far this year, nine of them fatally.

The neighborhood recorded 31 shootings, including nine fatalities in all of 2015.

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