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Off-duty cop uninjured after shootout in Portage Park

No injuries were reported, and no arrests have been made, police said.

A man was shot Sept. 17, 2021, in Homan Square.
An off-duty officer fired shots at gunmen who shot at him Aug. 16, 2021, in Portage Park.
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An off-duty Chicago police officer exchanged gunfire with gunmen who shot at him after following him into a parking lot Monday in Portage Park. No one was hurt.

The 24-year-old was driving about 5:15 a.m. when he noticed he was being followed by a gray sedan, Chicago police said. The off-duty officer turned into a parking lot in the 3900 block of North Lamon Avenue and the sedan followed.

Two people got out of the sedan and fired shots, striking the 24-year-old’s vehicle, police said. The off-duty officer returned fire, and the attackers fled in the sedan.

No injuries were reported and no arrests have been made, police said.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability was investigating the off-duty officer’s use of force.