Two Chicago police officers shot dead in Lawndale – CBS Chicago


CHICAGO (CBS)– Two Chicago police officers were shot in the West Side neighborhood of Lawndale early Friday morning.

The incident occurred near Independence and Harrison Avenues around 3:30 a.m. A police presence is still at the scene.

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Chicago police say the officers were taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital and their condition is unknown at this time.

Illinois State Police said the eastbound I-290 ramp to Independence Avenue was closed due to a “police-involved shootout.”

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DPC Superintendent David Brown said the officers did not fire.

Brown said a weapon was recovered.

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This is a developing story.


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