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.
— Rachel Pierson (@WBBMRachel) March 25, 2021
NBC 5 Chicago reports a police officer has been shot in the Brighton Park Neighborhood. A suspect is in custody. The Ofc is getting medical care but there is no word on the officer's condition. pic.twitter.com/pLJ7Walask
— IllinoisChannel (@IllinoisChannel) March 25, 2021
WE ARE PRAYING FOR OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT FAMILY.
ANOTHER CHICAGO POLICE OFFICER WAS JUST SHOT.
IT IS GUT WRENCHING 💔 TO SEE OUR FAMILY HURT AND INJURED.
THIS IS 4TH OFFICER SHOT WITHIN THE PAST 2 WEEKS.
— ChiCook Officers (@CookOfficer) March 25, 2021
UPDATE: Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown says a police officer shot today is not facing life threatening injuries. This began with a shop lifting incident at a Home Depot. A security guard from the store is in "grave" condition. The offender was shot and is dead.
— Rob Elgas (@RobElgasABC7) March 25, 2021
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