2 Chicago officers wounded during 'encounter;' suspects at large

The officers are listed in serious condition, but their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening

By Rosemary Regina Sobol and Tony Briscoe
Chicago Tribune 

CHICAGO — Two on-duty Chicago Police officers have been shot in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Tuesday night.

It happened about 9 p.m. in the 4300 block of South Ashland Avenue, police said. 

Both officers were taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where their conditions are not thought to be life-threatening, police said.

One officer was shot in the back and the other was shot in the arm, police said.

Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said they were wounded during "an encounter'' and were listed in serious condition.

Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson is headed to the hospital.

A plethora of Chicago police vehicles sped to 43rd Street and Ashland Avenue after the shooting.

As an ambulance was seen leaving the scene, a number of officers directed traffic several blocks away from the center of the investigation, due east of an archway that read Stockyard Industrial Park where a fire truck and another Chicago Fire Department vehicle were parked.

Check back for details.

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