- A person was shot by police Wednesday night after officers happened upon a shootout between two gunmen in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.
About 11 p.m. Wednesday, ninth district officers were conducting a traffic stop in the 5100 block of South Wood Street when they heard gunfire nearby, said Chicago Police Deputy Chief Scott Ruiz, citing preliminary information.
The officers turned on to West 51st Street and saw two gunmen on opposite sides of the street shooting at each other, police said in a statement. When officers approached one of the gunmen, the gunmen shot at them, police said.
"As soon as this individual saw the police, he fired two shots," Ruiz told reporters afterwards. "Police returned fire, striking the subject several times."
Authorities on the scene said the gunman was taken to John H. Stroger Hospital. The second gunman fled and was not in custody as of early Thursday morning. No officers were injured, and a weapon was recovered on the scene, according to a police statement.
Good job by the Officers - everyone goes home safe....except the bad guy.