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Police Face Unruly Crowd After Chicago Heights Shooting

May 14, 2019 - 8:16 pm

CHICAGO HEIGHTS (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Several people were arrested outside the scene of a shooting Tuesday in south suburban Chicago Heights.

Officers responded around 3:20 p.m. to a report that a woman was shot in the 600 block of Andover Street, according to Chicago Heights Police Chief Thomas Rogers.

The 26-year-old had been shot in her leg, Rogers said. She was taken to Franciscan Hospital for treatment.

Chicago Heights officers were attempting to locate the shooter and witnesses when a large group of people gathered and “numerous altercations” broke out, Rogers said.

Officers called in back up from surrounding departments to assist with crowd control and safety, Rogers said. Several arrests were made and charges were pending.

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