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FBI-involved Shooting Near UIC Ends With Car Crash, Three Hospitalized

By DNAinfo Staff on March 25, 2013 2:19pm  | Updated on March 25, 2013 4:16pm

CHICAGO — Officials were searching for a gunman who was involved in a exchange of gunfire with an FBI agent in a Near West Side Jewel-Osco parking lot Monday afternoon.

After the exchange, the gunman drove off and was then involved in a collision with another car in the Illinois Medical District near the University of Illinois at Chicago, officials said.

Three people were injured in the incidents, including a man who was shot in the hip, police said.

About 12:30 p.m., there was a shooting incident in the parking lot of a Jewel-Osco at Ashland and Roosevelt avenues, UIC spokesman Bill Burton said.

Special Agent Joan Hyde, an FBI spokeswoman, confirmed an agent was "involved in the shooting," but could not provide any more details. She said a related investigation was "fresh," but could not elaborate. The agent was unharmed, she said.

The shooter drove off but crashed in the 700 block of South Paulina Street around 12:40 p.m. 

He abandoned his vehicle on Paulina near Flournoy Street, according to a UIC statement.

The driver may have been in the car with a female companion, Burton said.

The university issued a campuswide text alert, though students are on spring break, Burton said.

Three males injured in the incident were sent to Stroger Hospital, one in serious condition and the other two in "stable" condition, fire officials said.

The shooter is described as a black man, 40 to 50 years old, 250 pounds and was bald or was wearing a skull cap, according to the university statement. He was wearing a black top, jeans and sunglasses.

University police searched campus buildings and were assisting police and the FBI in finding the suspect, Burton said.