CHICAGO (CBS)– Two Chicago police officers were shot while trying to disperse crowds in the South Austin neighborhood early Monday morning.
Police Supt. David Brown said the officers, a commander and another sergeant, were dispersing a crowd, in the 100 block of North Long Street around 1:30 a.m., when they heard shots and felt pain.READ MORE: Woman Pistol-Whipped On CTA Blue Line Train In Bucktown
One of the officers was shot in the foot. The other officer was shot in the upper thigh.
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2 Chicago Police Officers sustained gunshot wounds this evening in the @ChicagoCAPS15 Both Officers have been transported to Stroger Hosp. with non-life-threatening injuries. Superintendent Brown @ChiefDavidBrown will address the media at the hospital momentarily #ChicagoPolice pic.twitter.com/mQfeHVsl9S
— Tom Ahern (@TomAhernCPD) July 5, 2021
Both officers are expected to recover.
No arrests have been made. It is not clear if the officers were targeted.
It’s been a long night with officers responding to various shooting scenes.
From 5 p.m. on Friday to Sunday night at 11 p.m., there have been at least 49 people shot and 10 have died. The numbers are likely to change.MORE NEWS: Board President Toni Preckwinkle Marks 11,000 COVID Death In Cook County