3 Chicago police officers wounded in shootout with gunman on city’s West Side; suspect killed
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police spokesman says three officers were shot Monday night and have injuries that are not life-threatening.
Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted that the officers were taken to a hospital Monday night.
Guglielmi says the shooting occurred as five police officers were investigating reported drug activity in a residential area.
Guglielmi says the officers observed two men acting suspiciously and decided to investigate further, announcing their presence. One of the men ran into a gangway between two buildings and opened fire in the direction of the officers, hitting three of them multiple times.
One of the officers returned fire, fatally injuring the suspect, who hasn’t been identified.
WGN reported that the officers were shot in the 3700 block of W. Polk.
Jeremy Gorner, a crime reporter for the Chicago Tribune, tweeted the following: