A gunman who shot two people, was wounded by police this afternoon after he tried to fire at them on the city's South Side.
Officers from the South Chicago police district responded about 1:45 p.m. to
the shooting at 98th Street and Merrill Avenue, where a gunman shot two people,
one of whom was fatally wounded, according to Pat Camden, a spokesman for the
The fatal shooting victim was identified as Michael White, 30, of the 9800
block of South Merrill Avenue.
Members of the Gang Enforcement Unit had received a description of the
shooter and discovered him near the scene where the shooter shot at police,
Police responded by striking the man, wounding him, he said. The gunman was
shot multiple times and fled the scene and police found him on the 9600 block of
Chappel Avenue. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
No officers were wounded in the shooting and a gun was recovered at the