SWAT team responds after shooting suspect barricades himself in Chicago Lawn home

The suspect barricaded himself after shooting a 69-year-old man in the 5900 block of South Richmond Street, Chicago police said.

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A 69-year-old man was in the 5900 block of South Richmond Street when a male approached him and opened fire, striking him in the neck, Chicago police said.

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A SWAT team responded to a Chicago Lawn home Thursday after a person suspected of shooting and critically wounding a man barricaded himself inside.

The person was suspected of shooting a 69-year-old man in the 5900 block of South Richmond Street about 4:30 p.m., police said. The man was struck in the neck and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, police said.

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Chicago police and SWAT respond to a barricade situation after a person allegedly shot and critically wounding a 69-year-old man, and then barricading himself in a nearby home, in the 5900 block of South Richmond St. in the Chicago Lawn.

Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

The alleged gunman then barricaded himself inside a home, police said. A SWAT team was called to the scene.

The man was taken into custody about 8:55 p.m., police said. Charges were pending.

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