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Chicago's ‘Miracle Mile' Looted after Police Shooting

Added 08-10-20 09:04:02am EST - “Looters ransacked shops in downtown Chicago early on Monday morning following a shootout between a suspect and police officers.” - Nationalreview.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nationalreview.com: “Chicago’s ‘Miracle Mile’ Looted after Police Shooting | National Review”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Looters ransacked shops in downtown Chicago early on Monday morning following a shootout between a suspect and police officers.

According to police, officers were called to the Englewood neighborhood on Sunday afternoon after receiving reports of a man with a gun. Officers found a suspect who matched the description, however the suspect attempted to flee and fired at officers giving chase. Police then shot and wounded the suspect, who was brought into custody.

However, police said rumors spread in the neighborhood that the suspect was a child, when in fact the man is in his 20’s. A crowd gathered at the sight of the shooting and confrontations with police ensued. One officer was sprayed with a can of mace and the windows of a police vehicle were smashed with a brick, while community members told a local CBS affiliate that officers beat some of the demonstrators.

Hundreds of people began looting stores in Chicago on Sunday night, causing city authorities to raise bridges leading to the city’s downtown area and cease public transportation. There have been reports of shots fired between officers and looters during attempted arrests.

Mass chaos in downtown Chicago. Hundred of people looting stores. Looters broke into a bank and ripped out the atm. They are trying to break into it. This is at State and Lake. @cbschicago pic.twitter.com/oKGrMHGADP

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