Two plainclothes Chicago police officers attempting to serve a search warrant for weapons “on a known gang member” were shot and wounded early this morning in a South Side home. A 41-year old tactical officer, who has been on the force seven years, was shot in the arm. A 38-year-old officer, a six-year veteran, was wounded in the arm and leg. Weis said the officers entered the rear of the single-family home after identifying themselves as police officers and were shot at from behind a closed door. Other officers were stationed outside the front door. The incident happened about 12:20 a.m. Two male suspects at the home in the 7700 block of South Hoyne Avenue in the Gresham neighborhood were arrested. Police fired no shots. Police recovered an assault rifle and several handguns. No one was killed in this incident and both police officers are expected to fully recover.
A few hours later a Chicago police officer driving her own car to work was shot at by someone in a passing vehicle. Bullets hit the officer’s car but she was uninjured. The shooting took place about 4:25 a.m. in the 3200 block of West Belmont Avenue, approximately a mile from the Belmont District headquarters where she was headed.