Police involved in shooting in Gage Park

August 27, 2009 7:04:28 AM PDT
Police shot and wounded a man at a strip mall late Wednesday night.The gunfire erupted in a parking lot at a strip mall at 58th and Kedzie. Officials said the suspect tried to run over a group of police officers with his car during an alleged drug bust. One of those officers fired his gun.

The suspect is hospitalized in serious condition at Advocate Christ Medical.

"There was an adult male shot. He was treated at a local hospital. Right now our investigators are looking at any evidence that is associated with this shooting," Mark Payne, of the Independent Police Review Authority, said.

The suspect was hit twice by bullets. He is under police guard at the hospital.

The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating the matter.


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