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Police Shoot Two Teens During Traffic Stop in Roseland

By  Darryl Holliday and Emily Morris | December 22, 2013 7:41pm | Updated on December 22, 2013 10:33pm

 Early reports indicate a stolen vehicle, but further details are available.
Man Shot by Police in Roseland Sunday Night
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CHICAGO — Police shot two teens after pulling over a speeding car in Roseland Sunday evening, authorities said.

Cops said in a statement that officers tried to pull over a speeding car in the 9400 block of South LaSalle Street about 5:05 p.m. The driver took off running after the car stopped, and police called for assistance, according to the statement.

As assisting officers arrived, a passenger in the car moved to the driver's seat, according to the statement.

Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said the car was stolen and had seven men inside. When officers approached the car, a man in the back seat tried to get out, and the driver put the car in reverse "coming at the officers," Camden said.

The car then drove forward, dragging the passenger and heading away from police, Camden said.

Officers fired at the vehicle, striking two of the men inside, Camden said.

Two teens were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with gunshot wounds, fire officials said. The injuries were not considered life threatening, according to fire officials.

A gun was recovered from the scene, according to the police statement.

The incident is under investigation, according to the statement, and cops asked anyone with information to call detectives at 312-747-8271.