2 suburban police officers shot at, return fire in Englewood

The officers, from Melrose Park and Maywood, were following a stolen dark-colored SUV in the 5700 block of South Loomis Boulevard when the SUV stopped and people inside opened fire, Chicago police said.

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A man was fatally shot August 16, 2021 in Chatham.

A shootout involving officers from Melrose Park and Maywood occurred March 10, 2022 on the South Side.

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Two suburban police officers were shot at Thursday night while working with a carjacking task force in Englewood on the South Side.

The officers, from Melrose Park and Maywood, were following a stolen dark-colored SUV in the 5700 block of South Loomis Boulevard about 8:25 p.m. when the SUV stopped and people inside opened fire before driving off, Chicago police said.

The officers returned fire, but it was unclear if anyone in the SUV was shot, police said.

Neither officer was hit, but both were taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, officials said.

The officer from Melrose Park was hit by ricocheting debris, possibly glass, and had very minor injuries, a city spokesman said. The officer was released from a hospital Friday morning.

The SUV was later found unoccupied, police said.

No one was in custody.

Chicago police were leading the investigation.

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