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2 shot by Cook County sheriff's deputy in Marquette Park

Sunday, June 26, 2016
Chicago Tribune
by Alexandra Chachkevitch

An off-duty Cook County deputy sheriff shot and wounded two people after he saw them fire shots at a car Sunday evening in Marquette Park on the Southwest Side, according to authorities.

The off-duty officer was sitting inside his vehicle, eating food, in the 7000 block of South Kanst Drive when he saw a 15-year-old boy and a 23-year-old man arguing with someone in a nearby car, said Officer Ron Gaines, aChicago policespokesman.

The officer then saw the two start shooting at the car. He got out of his vehicle and announced that he was a police officer.

At that point, the boy and the man pointed guns at him. The officer then pulled out his weapon and fired shots, said Sophia Ansari, a spokeswoman with the sheriff’s office.

The 15-year-old was hit in the leg, and the 23-year-old was shot in the ankle, Gaines said. Both were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, and they were listed in good condition. Their injuries are considered non-life-threatening, Ansari said.

The officer was not injured, and charges are pending against the boy and the man.

No other information was immediately available about the incident, and officials are still investigating.

Copyright © 2016,Chicago Tribune


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