Shooting suspects arrested in Lyons after police chase

Written By BY MITCH ARMENTROUT Staff Reporter Posted: 03/18/2014, 07:34pm

After allegedly shooting a man in the South Lawndale neighborhood on Tuesday night, two suspects led Chicago police on a car chase that ultimately led to their arrest in west suburban Lyons.

Officers on patrol in the Southwest Side neighborhood heard shots fired about 9:55 p.m. and saw a van speed away from the 3000 block of South Tripp Avenue, where a 21-year-old man was shot in his back and hand, said Officer Amina Greer, a Chicago Police spokeswoman.

The man later made his way to Mount Sinai Hospital, Greer said.

Police pursued the van into Lyons, where two males — whose ages were not known — got out of the vehicle and ran before officers arrested them, police said.

A police source said the shooting might have been gang-related.

Charges were pending against the two people in custody early Wednesday.

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