Three law enforcement officers were shot about 5:48 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, 2021 by an unknown offender near 119th Street and I-57 in the area of the Morgan Park neighborhood and the West Pullman neighborhood of Chicago.
Two ATF agents (from the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and a Chicago police officer were working together in an unmarked vehicle near 119th Street and I-57 about 5:48 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, 2021 when they were entering the northbound ramp (inbound) to I-57 from 119th Street. They were shot by an unknown offender from the top of the ramp. Chicago police Supt. David Brown said shots were fired from the street. Ashland Avenue runs parallel just to the east of I-57 and connects 119th Street to the onramp.
The injured law enforcement officers apparently escaped the gunfire to an area in front of the 22nd District Police Station at 1900 West Monterey Avenue, which is located near 111th Street and Hale Avenue.
Chicago police investigate a white sedan after ATF agents, CPD officer and two ATF agents were wounded in shooting near I-57 and 119th Street. YouTube Tips ⓘ
Their safe location was initially misidentified by police as 112th Place and Hamlin Avenue, which is about 3 miles west of the shooting scene. A location was also misidentified as 112th Street and Hamlet Avenue. Police found nothing on Hamlin Avenue and found nothing ath the Hamlet Avenue location.
One officer was transported by ambulance and two officers were transported by Chicago police officers from the 22nd District Chicago Police Station to Level 1 Trauma Center Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
The law enforcement officers’ gunshot wounds were initially believed to be non-life threatening injuries. One of the ATF agents was hit in the hand, the other ATF was struck in their side near their arm. The Chicago police officer suffered a graze wound on the back of the head. One of the law enforcement officers is a female.
A white sedan and driver were sought for investigation and immediately after the shooting. The vehicle and suspect were last seen near 118th Street and Normal Avenue, which is about 1.5 mile east of the shooting scene.
The inbound ramp from 119th Street and Ashland Avenue was shut down for investigation, and remained shut down after 10:30 a.m.
The Chicago police officer with the graze wound to the back of the head was the 36th Chicago police officer to be shot in 2021, according to Supt. David Brown.
Late morning Wednesday, July 7, 2021 no suspects were in custody.
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