Off-duty CPD officer uninjured after shots fired from vehicle following him in Bridgeport

The 43-year-old was driving west on 31st Street when he saw the vehicles following him, police said.

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Two police officers were injured after objects were thrown at their patrol vehicles on the Northwest and Southwest Sides.

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Police are searching for the occupants of two vehicles that followed an off-duty officer Sunday in Bridgeport and fired shots, but didn’t strike him.

The 43-year-old was driving west on 31st Street about 2 a.m. when he saw the vehicles following him, according to a statement from Chicago police.

When the man made a U-turn in the 3000 block of South Archer Avenue, someone in one of the cars fired shots, damaging the man’s car, police said.

The victim was an off-duty Chicago police officer, according to police sources.

The incident was first reported by the website Crime in Wrigleyville and Boystown, which also reported that the office had just finished a shift at the 9th District station near 31st and Halsted streets.

The two vehicles drove away north on Ashland Avenue, police said. No arrest was made.

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