A bank robbery led to wild shootout in Chicago. A teen taking a piano lesson was shot.

"This was a very tumultuous scene," the Chicago police superintendent said. A 15-year-old boy taking a piano lesson at a music store and a veteran officer were shot.
Image: A Chicago police officer and two other individuals are in critical condition after a gun battle in the city's Old Irving Park neighborhood Tuesday night.
A Chicago police officer and two other individuals are in critical condition after a gun battle in the city's Old Irving Park neighborhood Tuesday night.NBC Chicago

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By David K. Li

A suspect in a bank robbery was killed and a teenager taking a piano lesson and a Chicago police officer were wounded during a wild chase and shootout Tuesday, authorities said.

Two men robbed a bank in suburban Des Plaines at around 4:30 p.m., and responding police captured one of the suspects while the other fled on foot, officials said.

That second suspect stole a car before FBI agents and police tracked that vehicle to Chicago's northwest side, authorities said.

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When the suspect exited a freeway in the city at about 6:53 p.m., he saw officers and opened fire, Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said. A 46-year-old officer, who has been with the department 17 years, was hit.

"Upon seeing CPD, the offender fired at the vehicles at which time a Chicago police officer suffered a wound to the temple of his head in the exchange," Johnson told reporters. "Des Plaines police continued with the pursuit."

The chase ended at a music store in the 4200 block of Irving Park Road where a 15-year-old boy, taking a piano lesson there, was shot in the arm and the stomach, officials said. He is in stable condition.

The 32-year-old suspect was fatally shot by Des Plaines police, officials said.

"This was a very tumultuous scene," Johnson who is retiring at the end of this year said. "I want to offer my heartfelt concern for all those involved and I pray for a speedy recovery of our officer and the 15-year-old."

The wounded officer is being treated at the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

"He was fortunate. He does have a skull fracture, he does have blood on the brain. I would say he’s currently in serious but stable condition," Dr. Marius Katilius told reporters Tuesday night. "The next 24 hours will be pivotal in the care."

Associated Press contributed.