connectVideoOff-duty police officer killed in Chicago shooting
An off-duty Chicago police officer is fatally shot early Saturday morning while sitting in a parked car with another man, who was seriously injured.
The Chicago Police department said the men, both 23, were shot to death in Chicago, in the neighborhood of River North around 3:30 pm
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Two persons approached the parked vehicle where the off-duty officer and the other man was, had a gun and opened fire before quickly running off, police said, according to FOX 32 Chicago.
The officer died after getting shot in the chest, arm, and mouth, police said. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The other man was taken to hospital in critical condition. He was reportedly shot in the chest and arm, WLS reported.
The police are investigating the shooting and have interviewed people of interest.
CHICAGO REDUCES THE NUMBER OF HOMICIDES IN 2018, BUT THE LEVEL IS STILL OUTSTRIPS LA AND NY COMBINED
Chicago, the nation’s third largest city, is reeling from widespread killings and gun crime, still the crime capital of the country.
Although the city managed to reduce the number of homicides in 2018 compared to the previous two years, more people were killed in the city than in Los Angeles and New York City together.
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The Chicago police reported 561 murders were committed between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018, in comparison with 660 murders in 2017 and more than 770 in 2016, that meant a 19-year high and a national spotlight on Chicago’s persistently high rates of armed violence.