Chicago police officers exchanged gunfire with a suspect Tuesday evening December 7, 2020 at Ravenswood Avenue and Lunt Avenue in the Rogers Park neighborhood.
Chicago police posted on Twitter that shots were fired “at and by the police” around 5:00 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Ravenswood Avenue and Lunt Avenue in Rogers Park. Police said one person was shot and no officers were shot.
Offender’s firearm recovered at scene. pic.twitter.com/YHEi1EsnYQ
— Chicago Police (@Chicago_Police) December 9, 2020
About 5:17 p.m. and for approximately the following 10 minutes Chicago Fire Department paramedics requested additional ambulances to the scene. When the number of ambulances reached four ambulances at 5:27 p.m., an EMS Plan 1 was activated.
One gunshot victim was transported Code Red to St. Francis Hospital, where the victim was listed in critical condition, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
Chicago Police Deputy Chief Randall Darling said a gun was recovered on the scene. He said the offender exited a vehicle during a traffic stop and began firing at police. Police returned fire and shot the suspect. No police officers were struck by gunfire in the incident.
Chicago Fire Department transported four police officers to two hospitals. Dep. Chief Randall did not initially confirm the number of policers initially involved in the incident.
Chicago Police Department Deputy Chief Randall Darling said this was the 72nd time that Chicago police officers in the City of Chicago were fired upon.
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