A Chicago police officer suffered what is believed to be a graze wound and at least one other person was shot and killed in an incident in the South Chicago neighborhood late Wednesday.
The officer was wounded and at least one person was shot and critically wounded
in what was believed to be an exchange of gunfire involving Chicago Police near
79th Street and Coles Avenue about 11:45 p.m..
The officer is a woman in her late 20s or early 30s. She was shot in the leg
and taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital for treatment. Her wound is not believed
to be life-threatening.
Chicago police officer was grazed in the leg as officers opened fire and killed
a man who lunged at them with a hammer after stabbing another man.
The officers first used a Taser on
the man when they arrived in the 7900 block of South Shore Drive around 11:45
p.m. and saw him stabbing the other man. The Taser had "no effect,"
police said, and the man pulled out a hammer and ran toward the
The department would not say whether the wounded officer shot
herself or was hit by another officer as they fired at the man..
The man suffered several gunshot wounds
and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The wounded officer was driven by another officer to
Advocate Trinity Hospital, where she was treated for a graze wound to the leg
The man who was
stabbed was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition