A veteran Chicago police officer was shot twice early Monday during an attempted robbery outside his car as a young child sat inside.
While the 34-year-old officer sustained gunshot wounds to the chest and wrist, his wounds did not appear to be life-threatening.
The officer's wrist was broken, but the bullet that struck his chest inflicted only superficial damage, the superintendent said.The wounded officer, Mohammad K. Shamah, has been with Chicago Police Department since 2002.
The shooting happened about 12:30 a.m. in the 6300 block of South Nashville Avenue.
The officer had just parked his car and was preparing to take a child out of a car seat when the attacker approached, according to a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation.
The officer, who was off-duty at the time, fired in self-defense and may have struck his attacker