3 dead, 2 shot on Far North Side

Three people are dead and two are injured, including a Chicago Police Officer Saturday evening after a police pursuit.

Gang crimes officers were on surveillance on the 5800 block of North Winthrop as a part of a natcotics-realtaed homicide case, when they saw a group of people run from a building, minutes before a “shots fired” call came from the street at about 5:30 p.m., police superintendent Jody Weis said from the scene.

Officers entered the building and found three victims, two dead and one in critical condition. The offenders had fled the scene, Weis said.

At the same time, a marked squad car attempted to stop the suspects feelings in a vehicle. The suspects rammed the squad car and starting firing at police, Weis said.

After a short chase police stopped the vehicle, when an officer was shot in the leg. Officers then returned fire, killing one suspect and taking two others into custody.

The 39-year-old officer is a 12-year veteran of the force. He was taken in good condition to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston.