Police: Three Undercover Officers Shot, Wounded in Chicago

Police: Three Undercover Officers Shot, Wounded in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) – Police said three undercover law enforcement officers were shot and wounded while driving onto an expressway on Chicago’s South Side.

The shooting occurred at 5:50 a.m. Wednesday near the 22nd District police station.

Chicago police Superintendent David Brown said the two agents with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and a Chicago officer were in an unmarked undercover vehicle. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening.

The shooting comes the same day as a scheduled visit to suburban Crystal Lake, Illinois, by President Joe Biden. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot plans to discuss gun control and the city’s violence with the president.

Chicago had a violent Fourth of July weekend that saw 100 people shot, including two officers.

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