New Recruit Cop Shot Overnight

Officer suffered non-life-threatenting injury to his shoulder

A rookie Chicago cop is recovering Friday after being shot overnight.

According to investigators, the new officer was shot while responding to a call of "shots fired" on the South Side early this morning.

The new recruit was with his partner when he was shot about 2:05 p.m. near West 18th Street and South Washtenaw Avenue. Police said the officers did not return fire.

The officers were in the area investigating an earlier call of shots fired when the shooting happened, police said.

The rookie was taken in good condition to Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to the shoulder. The injury is not considered life-threatening.

Harrison Area detectives are investigating, but nobody was in custody early Friday.


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