2 dead in chase, shootout in Albany Park

September 17, 2011 11:42:07 AM PDT
A shootout with Chicago police ended with a suspect dead after an investigation into a fatal shooting at another location turned into a chase.

It ended with a shootout in the 5300 block of North Kedzie.

Two men are dead this morning in two related incidents. At 10:30 p.m. Thursday, tactical officers responded to shots fired around the 4900 block of North Troy Street. A 19-year-old man was found dead from gunshot wounds at the scene. He was shot in the head about 10:15 p.m. and was pronounced dead at the scene.

When police showed up, they say they tried to pull over a dark-colored S.U.V. But the driver fled, and police ended up chasing the vehicle in the 5300 block of North Kedzie. A passenger jumped out, fired at police and ran, and police killed that man, authorities say. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police believe that the initial shooting was gang related. They have not released the identities of the two men who were killed.

No officers were injured in the incident, according to a news release.

The Independent Police Review Authority was notified of the police-involved shooting incident but did not have any other details, spokesman Eric Muellenbach said. He confirmed a weapon was recovered at the scene.

Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said the vehicle involved was a Chevrolet Suburban and that the shooter was a man in his 20s.

A male suspect driving the SUV was taken into custody, he said.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's office could not immediately be reached to confirm either fatality.

Belmont Area detectives and the IPRA are investigating.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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