Off-duty Chicago officer shot; superintendent vows to catch attacker


A veteran off-duty Chicago police officer was shot twice early Monday during an attempted robbery outside his car as a young child sat inside, authorities said.

While the 34-year-old officer sustained gunshot wounds to the chest and wrist, his wounds did not appear to be life-threatening, Chicago Police Department Superintendent Garry McCarthy said.

The officer’s wrist was broken, but the bullet that struck his chest inflicted only superficial damage, the superintendent said.

“He’s obviously shaken up, [but] he’s in good spirits,” McCarthy said this morning, after visiting the officer at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. “Right now it’s as good as it could possibly be.”

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