2 police officers shot in Chicago; search underway for suspect

CHICAGO — Two Chicago police officers are recovering after being shot and wounded while on the line of duty on Tuesday night.

“The officers were conducting a follow-up investigation to a previous incident when two cars pulled alongside of them and began firing indiscriminately at them,” Chicago police superintendent Eddie Johnson said.

“The officers were able to return fire. One was hit in the back, one was hit in the arm and the hip. But this is another example of how dangerous this job is.

“And I think people take it for granted that when police officers come to work every day, they put their lives on the line every single day they get in that car.”

Police said both officers are in stable condition at a hospital. Johnson said an extensive manhunt is underway for the suspects and that a few people are being questioned.