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BREAKING: Chicago Officer Shot In Gunfight

Chicago, IL – A Chicago police officer was shot during a gun battle in Chicago’s Brighton Park neighborhood on Thursday afternoon.

Chicago police said incident occurred in the 2500-block of West 46th Street, just to the west of Western Avenue, WLS reported.

Both the police officer and the suspect sustained gunshot wounds.

Police said the officer was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, WLS reported.

The suspect was taken into custody, according to police.

No information was available about the condition of the officer or the suspect, WLS reported.

UPDATE: The officer suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the shoulder.

The officer was the fourth Chicago police officer to be shot in the line of duty in the past two weeks, the Chicago Sun Times reported.

And it was the 17th Chicago police officer to be shot or shot at so far in 2021, according to WBBM.

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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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