Woman shot in head, suspect shootout with officers ensues

August 22, 2012 4:57:51 AM PDT
A woman was shot in the head after Chicago police happened upon a drive-by shooting on the city's South Side.

Around 11 p.m. Tuesday night, officers say they saw a gunman firing shots from a car in the 6700-block of South Blackstone.

A 47-year-old woman who lives nearby was critically wounded. Police say the shooter exchanged gunfire with officers then ran from the scene.

The driver was taken into custody. Police also say they recovered weapons inside the car.

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