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2 Chicago police officers shot in targeted attack, police say
Chicago police investigate the scene where two police officers were shot on South Ashland Avenue in Chicago on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. The officers were shot and wounded late Tuesday during an incident in a high crime neighborhood of the city's South Side, a police spokesman said.
2 Chicago police officers shot in targeted attack, police say
Thursday, May 4, 2017, 06:05:53 AM
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CHICAGO — Two plain-clothes Chicago police officers were shot and wounded as they sat in an unmarked vehicle in what authorities are describing as a targeted attack on the city’s South Side. A manhunt was underway Wednesday.

Two vehicles pulled up alongside the officers and opened fire Tuesday evening in the high-crime Back of the Yards neighborhood. One officer was shot in the arm and hip and the other in the back, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.

The officers were conducting a follow-up investigation to a previous incident, but Guglielmi said they were wearing civilian clothes with vests bearing police badges. Johnson said their vehicle was unmarked.

“We believe that the officers were definitely targeted,” Guglielmi told The Associated Press.

One of the officers was released from the hospital Wednesday morning, Guglielmi said. Authorities are searching for suspects and are questioning three people of interest, he said. Police believe the officers were shot with a high powered weapon and have recovered two guns and a vehicle that could be linked to the shooting.

The police investigation includes “expediting processing of ballistic evidence and gun traces,” Guglielmi said.

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson visited the wounded officers at Stroger Hospital and said both were alert and expected to recover.

“Listen, if they will fire at police officers like that, then they have no thought process in terms of firing at other citizens of this great city,” Johnson said. “So we are going to get them.”

Chris Villanueva, 36, said he was walking back to his car in a strip mall parking lot south of the shooting scene, when he heard about a dozen rapid-fire shots.

“I thought it was fireworks maybe, but around here you hear gunshots a lot,” he told the Chicago Sun-Times. “Next thing, cops are everywhere.”

                           
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