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DEVELOPING STORY: Two Chicago police officers were shot Saturday and brought to a local hospital, officials said.
The officers were listed in “serious/critical condition” following a shooting in the 6300 block of South Bell Avenue in the 8th District, the Chicago police said in an update on their Major Incidents Notification website.
“I’ve got two officers down,” a dispatcher said on chilling audio captured on scanner traffic. “Two officers down.”
The suspect is described as a black male.
Police spokesperson Tom Ahern said the officers were transported to the University of Chicago hospital. No additional details were available.
Dispatcher: “Ok, listen to me, take that vest off right now and start compressions, start breathing, whatever you got to do, start it now.”— Willie Gillespie (@wgweather) August 8, 2021
736: “Compressions started almost 15 minutes ago”
Officer shot in the head and unconscious, 63/Bell@SPOTNEWSonIG #ChicagoScanner #Chicago pic.twitter.com/4PunHeEAFu
????⬇️⬇️⬇️— RayneNTRUTH†?? (@RayneNGrace) August 8, 2021
???????? for the @Chicago_Police and their families. https://t.co/Fq3kI5OD8Y
⚠️??#UPDATE: Confirmed 2 officers down, 1 is unresponsive— Intel Point ALERTS (@IntelPointAlert) August 8, 2021
– Officers have arrived via police conveyance to Chicago Medical Center
– 2 officers shot
• 1 in stable condition
• 1 shot in face, unresponsive
– Footage shows police crowding car used to transport officers pic.twitter.com/Y7Mzr4ouhv
Dozens of Chicago Police Officers standing out front of the University of Chicago Medical Center after two officers were shot in West Englewood. pic.twitter.com/fVQgGx7i4g— Will Jones (@WillABC7) August 8, 2021