|Old Union Stock Yards Gate, near|
the site of tonight's police shootings
From the Chicago Sun-Times:
Two police officers were shot Tuesday night in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side, Chicago Police said.Back of the Yards is a neighborhood with a split personality. The northern part, where the shootings took place, isn't too bad. The rest of Back of the Yard--and yes, this is the place where leftist activist Saul Alinsky made his reputation, is really Englewood North.
They were shot about 9:10 p.m. during an “encounter” in the 4300 block of South Ashland, police said. They were taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital, where their conditions stabilized.
The suspects fired shots from a vehicle, striking one of the officers in the arm and hip, police said. The second officer was shot in the back.
A witness who declined to give her name said she was waiting for a CTA bus on Ashland when she saw a wave of police cruisers speeding to the scene.
Englewood is one of Chicago's most dangerous areas.