Tuesday, May 02, 2017

2 Chicago cops shot in Back of the Yards

Old Union Stock Yards Gate, near
the site of tonight's police shootings
There is bad news tonight in Chicago.

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.

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.
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.

Englewood is one of Chicago's most dangerous areas.

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