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7 hurt, including 2 cops after chase ends in Auburn Gresham crash

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Seven people were reported injured in a crash at 7600 S. Halsted on Thursday morning. (Photo courtesy of Fire Media Affairs) Seven people were reported injured in a crash at 7600 S. Halsted on Thursday morning. (Photo courtesy of Fire Media Affairs)
CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Seven people were injured, including two police officers, when a chase ended in a crash Thursday morning in the South Side Auburn Gresham neighborhood.

About 11 a.m., Gresham District officers saw someone fire shots from a vehicle near the 7500 block of South Union Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada said.

The officers began pursuing the vehicle with the shooter, and an unmarked police car assisting in the chase crashed with two other vehicles in the 7600 block of South Halsted Street, Estrada said.

Two police officers were taken with non-life-threatening injuries to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Estrada said. Both were listed in "stable" condition. A third person was also taken to Christ Medical Center, but details on their injuries were not immediately available.

Three children with non-life-threatening injuries were taken to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center as a precaution, Estrada said. Fire Media Affairs said a fourth person was also transported to Saint Bernard Hospital.

After the crash, the armed suspect was taken into custody, Estrada said.

The CTA No. 8 and No. 8A buses were temporarily rerouted in both directions at South Halsted and West 76th, according to a rider alert.

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