Shots Fired at Police
Two Chicago police officers escaped injury this morning when a gunman opened fire on them in the Homan Square neighborhood on the city's West Side.
At about 1 a.m., the officers were patrolling the 3300 block of West Flournoy Street -- just a few blocks from the Harrison District police station -- when the shots were fired in their direction, police said, citing early reports.
The shots didn't strike the officers, who weren't able to return fire to the fleeing gunman. The shooting prompted a large police response, summoning flashlight-carrying officers who searched bushes as a law enforcement helicopter, armed with a search light, circled overhead.
Police were talking to at least three "people of interest," but it was unclear whether they were bystanders of suspects.