Woman Shot During Oak Lawn Home Invasion
After someone shot at the home invaders with a shotgun, they fled and were chased by police. The cops caught three men. A fourth remains at large. The victim has been released from the hospital.
A 24-year-old woman was shot during a home invasion early Wednesday morning on the 10000 block of Buell Court.
Oak Lawn police responded to a 911 call of person shot around 12:15 a.m. The woman was shot in the arm by one of three armed men, police said in a press release.
Police said that a male relative of the wounded woman fired a shotgun at the three home invaders but missed. The men fled to a waiting blue SUV. Moments later, an Oak Lawn police officer tried to stop the SUV matching the description at 95th Street and Central Avenue.
A car chase ensued as the SUV fled and was pursued north on Harlem Avenue into Summit. The men jumped from the moving SUV at 61st Place and Harlem in Summit.
Two of the men were captured within minutes by a number of responding police agencies and the Chicago Police Department’s Air 1 helicopter.
Police found three guns where the SUV had been abandoned. Summit police captured a third suspect about two hours later in the same area. Another suspect, described as a male black in his early 20s, wearing jeans and a sports jersey with stripes, remains at large.
The investigation continues. The gunshot victim is the wife of the homeowner. She was treated and released from Advocate Christ Medical Center on Wednesday. There were no other injuries.
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