Officers Shot During Traffic Stop on Far South Side

The officers were part of the Gang Enforcement Division and police said both have received numerous awards during their time with the department

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    Two Chicago Police officers were shot during a traffic stop, officials said. Susan Carlson reports.

    Two Chicago police officers were shot after an offender allegedly opened fire at them during a traffic stop Friday night, officials said.

    The officers attempted to pull over of a vehicle for a traffic stop just before 11:30 p.m. at 93rd Street and Wallace Avenue and when the officers exited their vehicle a man inside the vehicle opened fire, according to First Deputy Superintendent Al Wysinger.

    The officers returned fire, striking both a man and a woman inside the vehicle, Wysinger said.

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    Both officers and the offenders were injured in the shooting and taken to area hospitals.

    Officials said a 38-year-old officer and 12-year veteran of the department suffered a gunshot wound to the knee and was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center where he is expected to recover.

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    A 31-year-old officer was treated and released after being hit in his bullet proof vest, Wysinger said.

    The officers were part of the Gang Enforcement Division and police said both have received numerous awards during their time with the department.

    The man inside the vehicle was shot in the leg and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in good condition, according to a statement from Chicago police.

    The woman, who was said to be the driver of the vehicle, was transported to Little Company of Mary Hospital with a wound to the shoulder, police said.

    Area South detectives are investigating the shooting.