Published: Thu, May 04, 2017
National | By Mildred Castro

Police say Chicago officers shot and wounded were targeted

Police say Chicago officers shot and wounded were targeted

Two Chicago police officers were shot Tuesday night on the South Side, a Chicago Police Department spokesperson said. Extra security is being provided for the officers and their families.

The New York Daily News reported that the two Chicago Police Department officers were transported to Stroger Hospital. Police worry they could get stuck at a desk or lose their jobs if they seek counseling, he said.

The shooting happened in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, a high crime area on the city's South Side.

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The shooting unfolded in the crime-ridden Back of the Yards neighborhood. One of them was found near 37th Street and Racine Avenue, less than two miles away, according to a source citing preliminary information. Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber said Monday that police video contradicts his department's original statement about the high school freshman's killing by officers investigating an underage drinking complaint at a house party Edwards was leaving. "Big guns. Next thing I know, I find out police got shot", Murdock said.

Murdock, 51, of Little Village, was enjoying a coffee when he heard the gunfire nearby and saw paramedics tending to two officers, at least one of whom was on a stretcher. He says police are investigating, including questioning several people and expediting the processing of ballistic evidence and gun traces. Police say it didn't appear that anything was taken.

Minutes later, a procession of police vehicles raced north. "Come on, come on, come on", one officer said. Mayor Rahm Emanuel visited the officers and their families before leaving about 10:35 p.m. "We want to catch the people that did that and make sure we have prosecutions on these cases", Kevin Graham, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7, tells CBS 2's Roseanne Tellez.

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The officers were in an unmarked tactical van conducting an investigation into a previous gang-related shooting.

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