Off-duty sheriff’s officer shot in traffic on Southwest Side

The Cook County Sheriff’s officer was shot multiple times Wednesday night in the 4700 block of West 47th Street. The officer’s condition was serious to critical, fire officials said.

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An off-duty Cook County Sheriff’s officer was shot Wednesday night near Midway Airport on the Southwest Side.

The officer was shot multiple times while in traffic about 9 p.m. in the 4700 block of West 47th Street in Garfield Ridge, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

The officer was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious to critical condition, fire officials said.

No other information was immediately known.

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