In a city already plagued with heavy violence & crime, another life has been taken. This time outside the Chicago courthouse in broad daylight.

The man was on his way to court as the drive by occurred. Witnesses saw the shooters driving a white van.

As Fox News reports….

Two off-duty officers who witnessed the shooting — outside the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in the Little Village neighborhood — chased the alleged gunman and arrested him. Police said a gun was recovered.

It was unclear why the man was shot, a spokeswoman for the Cook County Sheriff’s Department told reporters.

Paramedics rushed the victim to Mount Sinai Hospital.

Video (above) features helicopter footage of ongoing manhunt..