Police from several departments, including Forest Park’s, were called to help apprehend three men suspected of being involved in a shooting Wednesday night after a pursuit on the Eisenhower Expressway.
Chicago police officers heard shots in the area of Central Park Avenue and Roosevelt Road shortly after 9 p.m., according to Chicago Police News Affairs. They saw a white minivan matching the description of a vehicle wanted in a shooting and pursued the vehicle on the Eisenhower Expressway.
The suspects jumped out of the van, which was reported stolen, near the Harlem Avenue exit on the expressway, Oak Park police said, and were chased on foot until they were apprehended by officers.
According to Deputy Chief Tom Aftanas, Forest Park and Chicago police were asked to bring the K9s to assist in tracking down the suspects. But, before the K9’s were put to use, the suspects had already been tracked down, Afatans said.
The victim of the shooting was a 21-year-old man, who was wounded in the leg, Oak Park police said. He is in currently in serious condition at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago.
Charges are pending against the suspects, who are in custody. Illinois State Police also assisted Chicago officers.
Nick Moroni contributed to this article.