Off-duty Chicago police officer shot in the face expected to recover, top cop says


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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — A female, off-duty Chicago police officer was shot around 3:15 p.m. Tuesday afternoon in the Irving Park neighborhood, the Chicago Fire Department confirmed.

Officials confirmed the off-duty officer was brought to Illinois Masonic Hospital.

Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said it started as a road rage incident near Elston Avenue and Addison Street.

The officer’s vehicle was rear-ended, and a confrontation unfolded.

Brown said the officer was struck in the face with a non-life-threatening injury.

Police are looking for a black SUV.

CBS 2 has reported that police officers have blocked off westbound Lawrence Avenue at the Kennedy Expressway, as well as the Lawrence Avenue entrance to the outbound Kennedy, in order to preserve evidence in an incident that may be tied to the shooting.

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