Off-duty Chicago police officer is shot in Irving Park by a gunman who also hits two pursuing squad cars

In Irving Park on Tuesday afternoon, a shooter in an SUV shot an off-duty Chicago police officer. He then led police on a pursuit, striking two squad cars while they fired at him.

The guy got away, and police from Northeastern Illinois University subsequently discovered the SUV abandoned about three miles away. No one was detained.

Around 3:10 p.m., the SUV in front of the off-duty probationary officer, 27, abruptly stopped at Addison Street. The SUV’s driver then grabbed a gun and started shooting, according to police.

Police Supt. David Brown stated that the officer was shot in the face and was brought to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where her wounds were not believed to be life-threatening.

She’s speaking. She reportedly didn’t fall asleep, he stated. So, it’s a relief that she will be able to recuperate.

According to Brown, it didn’t seem like the police pulled a pistol or opened fire in response.

“Really, everywhere in our country, it seems that personal disputes have escalated into violence more and more,” he remarked. So we are concerned about it.

Police reported that while an officer fired a gun while trying to stop a motorist in the 5000 block of West Lawrence Avenue, the automobile rammed two squad cars. According to authorities, no one was hit and there were no injuries.

The SUV was later discovered on the 5800 block of North Drake Avenue, vacant, after the driver left.

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