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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Pedestrian fails to yield to an emergency vehicle responding to shots fired is struck

A Chicago police car responding to a shooting hit a 6-year-old girl in the Back of the Yards neighborhood early tonight, police said.

She was hit on the 5200 block of South Peoria Street after 5 p.m., Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Dan O'Brien said.

Police were responding to that block because someone reported seeing a car there that had been involved in an earlier shooting at 5400 S. Laflin Street, O'Brien said.

The girl was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital and listed in good condition, O'Brien said.

The man shot on Laflin, 30, is in fair condition at Holy Cross Hospital. Police said the shooting may have stemmed from an internal gang conflict.

He was shot in the arm and hand, though the wounds may be from a single through-and-through gunshot, police said.

Police didn't find the vehicle on Peoria but did recover a gun at that scene, O’Brien said.

Chicago exchanges gun fire with wildebeast

Chicago police traded gunfire with a man in the Chatham neighborhood Saturday night.

It's not clear why police were pursuing the man about 8:30 p.m. in the 7800 block of South Vernon Avenue, but he shot at police, and police also shot at him, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.

Nobody was hit, and police arrested the man on the same block and recovered a gun, Gaines said

OakLawn Cops chase stupid ass bank robber into a air duct

Chicago and Oak Lawn police surround a strip shopping mall where a Bank of America near the 11100 block of South Pulaski was robbed Saturday, June 2, 2012. These police officers are standing on a roof of a building behind the shopping mall where the bank is located.Police cut a suspected bank robber from an air duct in an Oak Lawn strip mall early this morning, 12 hours after he dropped from a ceiling, brandished a handgun, tied up two employees and stuffed cash into a black bag, authorities said.

Officers had spotted the fleeing robber on the roof of the strip mall in the 11100 block of South Pulaski Road and finally found him around 12:30 a.m., police said. He was "hiding in an air duct so tight he had to be cut out," said Oak Lawn Police Division Chief Michael Kaufmann.

The man, in his 20s, had dropped through the ceiling of the Bank of America branch around 2 p.m. Saturday and pulled out of handgun, police said.

"The defendant came in through the roof and landed on the floor in there," Kaufmann said. "He took the employees and put them on the floor and zip-tied them."

Police, joined by SWAT teams, found the suspect hiding in an air duct above a ceiling in the middle of the shopping center and arrested him without incident, Kaufmann said.

The South Suburban Emergency Response Team responded, along with Cook County sheriff's police, the FBI and Chicago police.

Shootings all of the City

A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed in a dispute over a bicycle Saturday afternoon on the South Side, authorities said, and another man was killed in West Humboldt Park late Saturday night.

Fifteen others were shot and survived Saturday night and Sunday morning, police said.

The teen was among a group of people who argued with another group over whether a bike was stolen about 3 p.m. Saturday. The groups parted ways but someone from one group turned around and shot, hitting Jamal Lockett. He was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

Police responding to a call of shots fired found the boy lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the chest in the 7300 block of South Coles Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood, according to Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Daniel O'Brien. He lived on the 7500 block of South Colfax Avenue -- a block east and two blocks south of where he was shot.

A man was shot and killed about 10:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of North Keystone Avenue, authorities said. Police in the area reported hearing gunfire and found the 26-year-old man lying in the street. A spokeswoman for the Cook County medical examiner's office identified him as Andre Brown, of the 900 block of North Keeler Avenue.

In other shootings:

Two men, in their late teens or early 20s, were shot about 3:50 a.m. about a block from the Grand Central District police station. They were shot on the 5700 block of West Grand Avenue in the Belmont Central neighborhood, and the station is at the intersection of Grand and Central avenues. Both were shot in their legs, police said. One walked into Our Lady of the Resurrection Hospital and the other went to West Suburban Hospital, police said.

Two brothers were shot about 12:30 a.m. Sunday on the 200 block of West 105th Street in the Fernwood neighborhood, police said. A 48-year-old was shot in the chest and is in critical condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center and a 46-year-old man was grazed in the shoulder but refused medical attention. Police said the younger of the two was not cooperating with investigators.

A 20-year-old man was shot twice - in the leg and foot - about 1:15 a.m. in the 5700 block of West Bloomingdale Avenue in the North Austin neighborhood, police said. He's in good condition at Loyola University Medical Center. He told police he "heard shots and felt pain."

A 34-year-old man was shot about midnight near 55th and Halsted Streets, on the northern border of the Englewood neighborhood. He was shot in the leg and is in serious condition atJohn H. Stroger, Jr. Hospitalof cook County, police said. He was standing outside when someone inside a car pulled up and started shooting toward him, police said.

Just before midnight, two women were shot on the 2700 block of East 128th Street in the Hegewisch neighborhood, police said. A 31-year-old woman was shot in the face and a 46-year-old woman was shot in the shoulder. The two were on a porch and refused two men entry to a house party and the men, while walking away, fired shots from down the block and struck the two.

Someone wearing dark clothing stepped out of a dark vehicle and started shooting at a group of people about 11:53 p.m. on the 2300 block of East 89th Street in the Calumet Heights neighborhood, police said, striking a 16-year-old twice in the abdomen. He's in stable condition at Christ hospital, police said. Police said the boy doesn't have a criminal history.

A 35-year-old man was shot in the head about 11 p.m. Saturday in the 6800 block of South Calumet Avenue in the Park Manor neighborhood. He's in critical condition at Stroger hospital. He told police he "heard shots and felt pain," police said.

A man in his 50s was shot in the stomach on the 10000 block of South Sangamon Street in the Washington Heights neighborhood in what may have been an attempted robbery, police said. He was shot about 10:45 p.m. and taken to Christ medical center in stable condition, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

A 28-year-old man walked into Loretto Hospital on the West Side with a gunshot wound to the leg and hip. He told police he was shot about 9:30 p.m. on the 5200 block of West Monroe Street, between Laramie and Lockwood avenues in the South Austin neighborhood. He was transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

A 17-year-old boy was shot in the back about 7:45 p.m. in the West Englewood neighborhood, in the 6700 block of South Hermitage Avenue, O'Brien said. He's in fair condition at Christ hospital, he said.

About 5 p.m., a man was shot on the 5400 block of South Laflin Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. A police car responding to the shooting struck a 6-year-old girl. The girl's and the man's wounds are not life-threatening, police said.

A 15-year-old girl was shot in the back about 4:50 p.m. near the intersection of 87th Street and Saginaw Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said. She's in serious condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center, he said. Police described her as an innocent victim caught between two groups of gang members. A group of three young men were shouting gang slogans when two others approached them from the rear and started shooting. The three took off running and the girl was shot.