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BREAKING: 2 Chicago Officers Shot

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.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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