Police have apprehended a man suspected of being involved in an Austin shooting that reportedly wounded two people after he fled from a car that crashed into a van at the intersection of Austin Boulevard and Harrison Street on Oct. 1 at about 10:45 a.m.
The car was involved in a shooting that took place in the 1200 block North Mason Avenue in Chicago, according to Oak Park spokesman David Powers. The vehicle was traveling south on Austin Boulevard when it struck a van at Harrison Street, with the impact pushing the van off of the roadway and into the light pole on the southwest corner of the intersection.
The driver of the van was transported to Rush Oak Park Hospital for treatment of injuries described as non-life-threatening by Oak Park paramedics, said Powers.
Westbound traffic onto Harrison Street from Austin Boulevard has been stopped, with eastbound traffic being routed through the gas station at the corner. Austin Boulevard remains open in both directions. It is not yet known when Harrison Street will reopen.
“Chicago police are still processing the scene and it could be a while,” said Powers at about 3 p.m.
After the car collided with the van, Powers said, a suspect fled the scene on foot but was later caught in the 700 block of Lyman Avenue in Oak Park with the help of a Chicago Police Department police dog.
“Oak Park police were not involved in a pursuit and will not be part of the original incident investigation but will investigate the traffic accident since it occurred within their jurisdiction,” said Powers.
ABC7 reported Friday that two were injured in the Austin shooting, but their conditions were not immediately available.