An off-duty Chicago police officer was shot and taken to the hospital in “very critical condition,” according to the fire department. | Sun-Times file
The shooting occurred Tuesday evening in the 8500 block of West Winona Street.
An off-duty Chicago police officer was fatally shot inside a home near O’Hare Airport on Tuesday evening, apparently by other off-duty officer who also lived there, according to Chicago police.
The shooting happened around 7:15 p.m. in the 8500 block of West Winona Street, police said in a brief statement. The off-duty officer, 44, suffered a single gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at Lutheran General Hospital, it said.
His name has not been released.
The statement said the shooting involved two off-duty Chicago police officers who lived in the home and that it was being investigated by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability.
COPA was alerted to an off-duty officer-involved shooting that occurred this evening in the 8500 block of West Winona. Investigators are responding to the scene.
— COPA (@ChicagoCOPA) November 3, 2021
No charges were announced, but the officer involved will be placed on routine administrative duties for 30 days, police said. The department released no other details.