Police were searching for a suspected armed with a gun near Figueroa and Avenue 43 this afternoon, based on preliminary reports. No further details were available from the Northeast Division. Police helicopters were hovering near the area at about 1 p.m.
* Update: The search was called off without a suspect being captures, said Sgt. Sanford Rosenberg with the Northeast Division. No shooting had taken place. The search was prompted after a man believed to be a suspect in Thursday’s Highland Park shooting was seen north of Sycamore Park.