Suspects in East Garfield Park double shooting taken into custody after crash

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Three suspects in a double shooting Tuesday afternoon in the East Garfield Park neighborhood were taken into custody after the car they were riding in crashed as it fled from officers on the West Side.

Two men, both 20, were walking about 3:20 p.m. in the 3200 block of West Walnut when someone drove up to them in a gray Honda Civic, according to Chicago Police.

The driver of the Civic and a passenger got out and began shooting at the men, striking one in the right arm and the other in the left leg, police said. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital, where one man was listed in good condition and the other man’s condition stabilized.

About ten minutes later, officers tried to pull over the Civic in the 3700 block of West Jackson, according to Chicago Police. The driver of a gold Volvo SUV noticed the officers attempting to make the stop and pulled over to the side of the road. The Civic then rear-ended the Volvo.

Three people jumped out of the Civic and took off before the car caught on fire, police said. They were all ultimately taken into custody, and weapons were recovered at the scene.

No injuries were reported, police said.

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