2 People Shot Tuesday in Chicago

(Sun Times Wire) Two people were shot Tuesday in Chicago, including a 43-year-old man wounded in a shooting in Logan Square that led to a police chase and ended in a crash in Ravenswood on the North Side.

The man was shot by someone in a passing car about 8:35 p.m. in the 3300 block of West Armitage Avenue, Chicago police said. The alleged shooters sped off and fired shots at police during a pursuit.

The chase ended in a crash in the 4400 block of North Western Avenue, police said. The totaled car could be seen outside the Albany Bank and Trust at the corner of Western and Montrose avenues Thursday evening.

The people inside the vehicle were taken into custody, and a handgun was recovered.

The 43-year-old man, who was shot in the torso, was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition, police said. No officers were hurt.

In the day’s other shooting, a 17-year-old boy was shot during a robbery near Lindblom Math and Science Academy in Englewood on the South Side.

He and a 15-year-old boy were on the sidewalk about 6:30 p.m. in the 6100 block of South Wolcott Avenue when a black vehicle approached them, police said. Two people got out, produced a handgun and demanded their property.

The 17-year-old ran and was shot in the chest, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in fair condition.

The younger boy wasn’t hurt, and the suspects fled the scene, police said.

No arrests have been made, and Area South detectives are investigating.

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