Chicago, IL – Two Chicago police officers were shot early on Sunday morning on the West Side of the city in Lawndale.
Chicago Police Officer Michael Carroll said the officers were working at about 7:10 a.m. on May 16 in the 1500-block of South Lawndale Avenue when someone started shooting at them, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
Officers returned fire and struck the shooter.
Chicago Police Department Spokesman Tom Ahern said that both officers were transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
Ahern said one of the officers was shot in the shoulder/upper chest area and was in “critical but stable” condition.
He said the second wounded officer was shot in the hand, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
The officer was in “good condition” at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the spokesman.
The gunman who shot the officers was transported to Stroger Hospital, WLS reported.
Ahern said the gunman was in stable condition.
Developing this morning: Two Chicago Police Officers shot in West Lawndale. Both officers are at Mt. Sinai Hospital. One is in critical condition and the other is in good condition. A suspect was also shot. We expect an update from @ChiefDavidBrown shortly. @WBBMNewsradio
— Rachel Pierson (@WBBMRachel) May 16, 2021
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One officer is critical with a gunshot wound to his shoulder/chest, the other officer is in good condition shot in the hand.
A suspect was also shot and is stable. @abc7chicago pic.twitter.com/BfWZU73CDV
— Mark Rivera ABC7 (@MarkRiveraABC7) May 16, 2021
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