Chicago 9-1-1 Dispatcher Shoots 18-Yr-Old Woman in Traffic Altercation on South Ashland Ave Near 35th Street

Was it a case of road rage, or self-defense when 47-year-old female shot an 18-year-old female in the chest? CBS 2’s Audrina Bigos reports.

Chicago police and firefighters, and paramedics responded about 1:49 p.m. Wednesday July 19, 2017 to a report of a woman shot in traffic on Ashland Avenue near 35th Street.

Police say a Chicago police 911 dispatcher shot an 18-year-old woman in an apparent act of road rage. Police say the women were involved in an argument in traffic when the dispute turned physically violent.
The 47-year-old Chicago Police 911 dispatcher fired a shot that struck the younger woman in the chest in the block of 3500 South Ashland Avenue.

The 18-year-old female was transported to Stroger Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition, according to police.

The 47-year-old police dispatcher — a confirmed employed of the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) — was also transported to Stroger Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition with a head injury.

No charges were initially filed, but police say the dispatcher will be interviewed at Stroger Cook County Hospital.

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