Two Officers Shot

Both officers were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries

By Ivanna Hampton
|  Wednesday, Sep 1, 2010  |  Updated 7:23 AM CDT
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Ivanna Hampton

Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis holds news conference on shooting.

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Chicago Police are questioning two men in connection with an officer-shooting in the Gresham neighborhood overnight.

Two officers tried to enter a single family home in the 7700 block of South Hoyne Avenue around 12:20 a.m. The seven-year and six-year veterans identified themselves as police while trying to execute a search warrant at the home of a known gang member. As they tried to enter a rear door, shots were fired at the officers but the officers didn't return fire, according to a Supt. Jody Weis.

"They maintained fire discipline. They did not fire any rounds into the home," said Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis at a morning press conference. "At least that's what we know at this time."

Bullets hit a 41-year-old male officer in his arm and a 38-year-old male officer in his arm and leg. Both were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police arrested two men from the home where two elderly residents were. Charges are pending, Weis said.

Officers confiscated several weapons, including an assault rifle and several handguns, according to a News Affairs release.

The wounded officers are expected to recover, he said.

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