Security detail for Harvey mayor opens fire while responding to possible robbery on North Side.

Someone in Harvey Mayor Christopher Clark’s security details opened fire while responding to a possible robbery in Old Town Wednesday afternoon, but it was unclear whether anyone by hit by gunfire.

The incident happened around 1:55 p.m. in the 700 block of West North Avenue, according to a police spokeswoman who couldn’t provide additional information.

A law enforcement source said Clark’s security detail saw a person being robbed and tried to intervene. Someone in Clark’s detail fired shots, but it wasn’t immediately clear if the alleged robbers also opened fire or whether anyone was hurt.

No ambulance was called for the incident, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

No one was reported in custody.

A spokesman for Clark’s office didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Chicago police work the scene where a member of Harvey Mayor Cristopher Clark’s security fired shots at a robbery suspect, in the 700 block of West North Avenue.

Tyler Pasciak LaRiviere/Sun-Times

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