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Local police descended on Pleasant Hill Elementary School, 2097 Oak Park Boulevard, in response to reports of a man walking in the area firing an AK-47-type weapon Monday evening.
Officers were dispatched to a residence not far from the school after the suspect was seen with the weapon at around 6:20 p.m., observing him driving a truck away from the scene.
Police were attempting to conduct a traffic stop when the man allegedly opened fire on the officers, hitting no one, and then drove off at high speed with officers in pursuit to the rear of Pleasant Hill Elementary school where police say he attempted suicide with the firearm.
The unidentified suspect was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. No police officers or members of the public were injured during the incident, though several people on school grounds at the time told this site they heard gunfire and sought cover as police moved in.