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2 arrested in shooting of an ice cream vendor, ending SWAT standoff on Chicago's Southeast Side

Ice cream man shot on Chicago's Southeast Side, standoff follows
Ice cream man shot on Chicago's Southeast Side, standoff follows 00:29

CHICAGO (CBS) – An ice cream vendor on Chicago's Southeast Side was shot Wednesday evening, and the shooters ran into a home, which prompted a SWAT response.

Police said the 67-year-old victim was in the 10700 block of South Ewing Avenue around 7:37 p.m. when he was approached by two people with handguns who shot him.

The vendor was shot in the leg and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, initially reported in good condition.

Both shooters ran into a house. A SWAT team responded to the scene. 

The standoff lasted into the overnight hours. Both suspects were eventually taken into custody without incident, police said. 

A video posted to the Citizen app appeared to show the victim on the ground near a sidewalk with an injury to his leg and first responders attending to him. There were also what appeared to be two mobile ice cream carts near him on the sidewalk.

Charges have yet to be announced as of Thursday. 

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