Two Chicago police officers were shot Tuesday night on the city’s South Side, officials confirmed, and a “manhunt” for suspects was underway.
The shootings occurred near West 43rd Street and South Ashland Avenue about 9:15 p.m. Chicago police said a “police-involved shooting incident” occurred on the 4300 block of South Ashland Avenue.
The two officers were taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition where their conditions later stabilized, a department spokesman said earlier Tuesday night. One officers was shot in the hip and arm, the other was shot in the back.
“[The] offenders shot from a vehicle,” department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.
A police K-9 unit was brought in to search a car with a bullet hole in it. A police helicopter was circling the area about 9:44 p.m. One of the K-9 units reportedly found a rifle near the scene.
Police were blocking side streets in the area.
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Two CPD officers shot during encounter. Transported to Stroger in serious condition. Superintendent responding to hospital. Updates to follo
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) May 3, 2017