A Chicago police officer was shot dead Friday night while responding to a shooting in a South Shore neighborhood that left one dead and one teenager injured, authorities said.
The policewoman was shot several times but went to the hospital on her own where she stabilized, according to Chicago police. A few hours later, she radioed her colleagues that she was fine.
“I just want to say thank you to everyone who responded, and I’ll be back soon,” the officer said after receiving medical treatment.
Police disclosed few details of the shooting but said it happened around 10:50 p.m., as Third District officers responded to a call for shots fired in the 7200 block of South Jeffery.
Police 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, repeatedly hitting an officer, police said.
None of the police responded, police said. The injured officer and his partner drove to the hospital.
The 25-year-old was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center with multiple gunshot wounds and was 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 taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in fair condition.
The injured officer broadcast a message to his colleagues on police radio around 5 a.m. on Saturday: “Good night, be careful,” she said.
No one was in custody.
Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact Zone 1 detectives at 312-747-8380.