‘I’ll be back soon,’ wounded Chicago police officer tells colleagues after South Shore shootingMohammad Samraon September 25, 2021 at 3:44 pm

A Chicago police officer was shot late Friday while responding to a South Shore neighborhood shooting that left a man dead and a teenager wounded, authorities said.

The officer was hit several times but went on her own to a hospital where she was stabilized, according to Chicago police. Hours later, she radioed to fellow officers that she was okay.

“I just want to say thank you to everybody that responded, and I’ll be back soon,” the officer said after receiving medical treatment.

Police released few details of the shooting, but said it happened about 10:50 p.m. as Third District officers were responding to a call of shots fired in the 7200 block of South Jeffery.

The officers found a 25-year-old man on the ground, police said in a statement. As they approached to investigate, shots were fired in their direction, hitting one officer multiple times, police said.

None of the officers returned fire, police said. The wounded officer and her partner drove to a hospital.

The 25-year-old was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center with several gunshot wounds and pronounced dead, police said. His name has not been released.

A 15-year-old boy also found at the scene was shot in the legs and was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in fair condition.

The wounded officer broadcast a message to her colleagues over police radio about 5 a.m. Saturday: “Have a good night, y’all be safe,” she said.

No one was in custody.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact Area 1 detectives at 312-747-8380.

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