Police say Chicago officers shot and wounded were targeted

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The wounded officers, one the son of a high-ranking CPD official, were rushed to Stroger Hospital in serious condition. Two officers were shot in Chicago Tuesday night on the South Side. They not only survived, but have both been released from the hospital.

The officers were conducting a follow-up investigation to a previous incident, when two vehicles pulled up alongside them and opened fire Tuesday evening in the high-crime Back of the Yards neighborhood.

Chicago police were hunting for possible suspects Wednesday after they said two rival gangs engaged in a street battle suddenly turned their guns on the cops, wounding two officers.

A second weapon was also found, and three people were taken into custody, police said.

Johnson, speaking during a news conference about two hours after the shooting, said there was an "extensive manhunt" underway.

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson visited the wounded officers at Stroger Hospital and said both were alert and expected to recover.


The officer involved has already been dismissed, according to reports.

Speaking to reporters outside Stroger Hospital, police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said that the officers were sitting in an unmarked auto when two other vehicles pulled up and their occupants opened fire at the officers.

Witnesses said they heard multiple rounds of gunfire. "Now it's the guns, then more recently the rifles have been introduced into our neighborhoods". At least 46 people were shot in those attacks, 13 fatally.

This black 15-year-old was fatally shot Saturday by a suburban Dallas police officer while a passenger in a vehicle that was moving away, not in reverse toward officers.

The officers were inside an unmarked gray van when two cars pulled up and started firing. Guglielmi said ballistics and the trace on the assault rifle have been expedited. "That's always the danger", said Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham.

Minutes later, a fast-moving procession of police vehicles activated their lights and sirens and drove southbound.

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