Child Hurt, Man Killed in Crash During Chicago Pursuit

April 14, 2014 by  

An infant was injured and a 26-year-old man was killed when the car they were in fled police officers who saw someone inside firing a gun in Humboldt Park late Friday, police said.

The boy, whose age was unavailable, is in stable condition. He was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital, police said. Police found a revolver in the car.

A baby bottle sat next to a flannel shirt among other debris from the crash. The hood of the car had a light-pole sized dent in the front of the hood.

The car caught fire after the crash and police pulled a number of the occupants out. At least one had to be cut out by firefighters, who removed a door that ended up leaning against a currency exchange.

The chase started when officers in the 2500 block of West Division Street saw someone shooting from a white PT Cruiser and tried to stop it about 9:50 p.m., police said.

The car took off, police pursued and the car, travelling eastbound, crashed just west of Ashland Avenue on Grand Avenue. The car’s front end hit the pole and it appeared that the back end swung around into a brick wall next to the sidewalk. Police were behind the car when it crashed.

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