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Police shoot person outside Country Club Hills bank

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Police shot at least one person while responding to a scene Thursday night in south suburban Country Club Hills, prompting a second state police investigation of an officer-involved shooting within a week.

At 9 p.m., officers arrived at the parking lot of a Bank of America, 4211 W. 167th St., and found two males near the ATMs, according to statements from Illinois State Police and Country Club Hills police officer William A. Brown.

The males were reportedly “dragging a man” into the ATM area, Brown said. Officers showed up and noticed a white vehicle with dark tinted windows attempting to escape the parking lot.

The vehicle rammed into one of the officers after they ordered it to stop, Brown said. The other officer fired his weapon and struck the driver.

The Country Club Hills Police Department requested that the ISP Public Integrity Task Force investigate the officer-involved shooting, state police said.

One person was reported to be seriously wounded in the shooting, according to CBS2. The incident reportedly began as a robbery outside of a bank, where police arrived and shot a suspect.

State police said the investigation was in its infancy and that further information was not available.

Earlier this week, ISP began investigating another south suburban police shooting that killed 26-year-old security guard Jemel Roberson early Sunday outside a bar in Robbins.