Breaking: Chicago Police Officer Shot Near Soldier Field

A Chicago police officer was shot and wounded Thursday night in the Near South Side area near Soldier Field.

The officer was taken to Northwestern Hospital with a wound to the lower body according to police spokesman Anthony Gugliemi.

“A Chicago police officer has been shot at 18th and Calumet. Shot in the lower body, no info on condition. Transported to area hospital”

“Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson just returned from Washington and was briefed on shooting. Wil make statement at Northwestern hospital”

“Dozens of police officers at 18/Calumet, where a Chicago Police officer was shot in the abdomen tonight”

Other reports state the officer was shot in the thigh and that the suspect was also wounded and taken to the hospital.

“Neighbors tell me CPD bicycle officer shot in park near 18th & Calumet. They believe he was shot in the thigh. @nbcchicago”

The Chicago Tribune reported the officer was shot by man suspected of drinking in a city park.

“…The officer was expected to recover after being shot in the leg, sources said.

An attacker may also have been shot, a source said.

Officers were believed to have spotted a man in or near Battle of Fort Dearborn Park and approached him because they suspected he was drinking, and when he was asked to show identification, he instead took out a gun and shot the officer, a source said, citing preliminary information.”

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