Police superintendent says two Chicago officers were wounded in shooting and 'were captured'

One of the officers was at a restaurant and saw a man drop a gun. According to police, the suspect grabbed the weapon and "immediately started firing,"

Police superintendent says two Chicago officers were wounded in shooting and 'were captured'

CHICAGO -- Authorities said that two Chicago police officers were wounded in a shooting on Friday's west side. The suspect gunman was also captured nearby.


 

According to Chicago police spokesperson Tom Ahern , the officers were shot in the 11th District of the department and taken to a hospital. Their injuries were described by police as non-life-threatening.

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown stated to reporters that officers were "ambushed" and the gunman fled after the shooting, but was quickly captured by other officers nearby.


 

According to a police report, the officers were in a restaurant when they saw someone drop a firearm. According to the police statement, the suspect grabbed the weapon and "immediately opened firing," according to the department.
Brown stated that one officer was shot in his leg while the other received a graze to the head. Both were now recovering.

Brown stated that the officers did not fire shots and that a weapon thought to have been used was found.

Brown stated that the investigation into the shooting is still in its early stages and would release more information later.

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