Multiple reports are coming out of Chicago tonight as two officers are reported as having been shot in an encounter on the city’s South Side.
Two CPD officers shot during encounter. Transported to Stroger in serious condition. Superintendent responding to hospital. Updates to follo
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) May 3, 2017
According to WGN TV in Chicago, a representative of the department has confirmed that two officers were taken to a hospital and were in serious condition.
A New York Times journalist based in the paper’s Chicago bureau noted on Twitter that it’s been a tough week for law enforcement around the country.
Chicago police reporting two officers wounded in a shooting tonight. Follows shootings this week of two Iowa deputies and a Detroit officer. https://t.co/Ay8Bb8rGPV
— Mitch Smith (@MitchKSmith) May 3, 2017
Details of the shooting incident itself are scarce at this time.