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VIA: Two Chicago police officers were shot in the city’s Back of the Yards neighborhood Tuesday night, police said.
CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said two officers were shot during an encounter at 9:10 p.m. and taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.
Two ambulances were sent to the scene at West 43rd Street and South Ashland Avenue. The shots may have been fired from a moving vehicle.
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CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said two officers were shot during an encounter and taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson will meet the officers at the hospital.
A witness who declined to give her name said she was waiting for a CTA bus on Ashland when she saw a wave of police cruisers speeding to the scene.
“They weren’t messing around,” she said. “I’ve seen shootings but I’ve never seen anything like that.”
The shooting drew a massive police response as detectives investigated just past the entrance to the Old Union Stockyards.
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