CHICAGO — A 33-year-old man was shot while driving near the border of Hermosa and Logan Square on Monday afternoon, and a police chase later went through the area — although police said the incidents weren’t related.
At 2:56 p.m. Monday, the wounded man was in a car going south on Pulaski Road when three to four people in another car fired shots at his car, police said.
He was hit in the right side of his abdomen and found in the 2100 block of North Pulaski Road, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.
No one was in custody. An investigation was ongoing.
Hours later, at 5:50 p.m. Monday, officers tried to stop a man driving in the 3900 block of West Armitage Avenue. The man didn’t pull over immediately, and when he did eventually stop he drove off when an officer tried to walk up to him, police said.
Officers saw the man “driving recklessly through multiple alleys” before losing sight of him, police said. The man was spotted going more than 50 miles per hour down a residential street at Spaulding Avenue and Cortland Street, with officers chasing him as dog walkers and afternoon joggers nearby on the 606 watched.
Officers with assault weapons blocked off alleys in the area as a helicopter circled overhead:
Officers in the 2000 block of North Kedzie Avenue eventually saw the man and took him into custody.
The man was charged with fleeing police and cited for reckless driving, driving with a suspended license and operating an uninsured car, police said. He also didn’t stop at a stop sign, had an obstructed driver’s view and failed to keep in a lane, police said.
The shooting and chase were unrelated, police said.