Burnside shooting: SWAT standoff sparked by suspects firing at vehicle, Chicago police say

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Tuesday, August 22, 2023
South Side SWAT standoff sparked by suspects shooting at vehicle: CPD
An hours-long Burnside SWAT standoff on South Ellis Street was sparked by suspects firing at a vehicle in a Chicago shooting, CPD said.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- By early Tuesday morning, there had been a heavy Chicago police presence on the South Side for hours, after a shooting investigation turned into a standoff, CPD said.

While on patrol, officers saw multiple male suspects shooting at a vehicle just after 9:45 p.m. in the 9100-block of South Ellis Street in the city's Burnside neighborhood, police said.

The vehicle drove away, and police apprehended two of the suspects. A handgun was recovered, police said.

A possible third suspect fled the scene into a nearby home.

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SWAT responded and remained on the scene as of about 3:20 a.m.

It was not immediately clear if the suspect was in his own home, or if he knew whose it was.

CPD said they did not believe anyone else was inside.

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