2 pedestrians struck by vehicle in Gresham

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016
3 people struck by vehicle in Gresham
A vehicle struck pedestrians near 83rd and Racine in the Gresham neighborhood on July 5, 2016.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Two pedestrians, including a young boy, were struck in a crash involving a vehicle that was being pursued by a Chicago squad car Tuesday afternoon in the city's Gresham neighborhood, officials said.

A 9-year-old boy and a 28-year-old woman were crossing the street near 83rd Street and South Racine when they were hit. They were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries

Earlier, at about 12:15 p.m., a beige Buick Century was pulled over by police near 83rd and South May for a minor traffic offense, police said. The vehicle, which had three people inside, stopped but then sped away, running a red light near Racine. The Buick hit

another vehicle. It was immediately unclear which vehicle involved in the crash hit the two pedestrians.

A 72-year-old man and a 69-year-old woman inside the second vehicle were transported in good condition to Holy Cross Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The three people inside the Buick were not injured and taken into custody, police said. A weapon and narcotics were recovered.