Chicago shooting today: Off duty police officer shot in 3600 block of North Elston Avenue by Irving Park, Avondale, officials say

Chicago shooting today: Off duty police officer shot in 3600 block of North Elston Avenue by Irving Park, Avondale, officials say

CHICAGO (TOC) — An off-duty Chicago police officer was shot within the face in a Tuesday afternoon street rage incident on the town’s Northwest Aspect, CPD stated.

The 27-year-old girl was driving on the border of the Irving Park and Avondale neighborhoods when somebody in entrance of her abruptly stopped their car, which led to a crash close to an area Jiffy Lube, police stated. She was shot throughout a confrontation with one other driver within the 3600 block of North Elston Avenue at about 3:10 p.m.

The officer suffered non-life-threatening accidents and was transported to Illinois Masonic Hospital, CPD Supt. David Brown stated throughout a press convention. Brown stated she was acutely aware all through a dialog they’d on the hospital.

WATCH: CPD Supt. David Brown offers replace on off-duty cop shot on NW Aspect

Police stated they’re trying to find a suspect who was in a black SUV and sped off from the scene close to Addison and Elston. They situated the car within the 5800 Block of North Drake Avenue, however nobody is in custody. The automobile was unoccupied when it was discovered.

Chopper 7 HD was above the Kennedy Expressway, close to Lawrence, the place officers had been seen gathering proof. Police had been additionally seen trying to find the realm on Drake Avenue, close to Thorndale, in search of extra proof to trace down the suspected shooter.

WATCH: Chopper 7 HD reveals police investigating after CPD officer shot on NW Aspect

Neighbors informed ABC7 they heard one shot fired whereas inside their residence. Police stated there isn’t a proof the officer was armed or fired a weapon.

“It is a scary factor,” stated Chris Fitzner, who lives close to the scene. “Now we have talked about going for walks with our grandson as a result of it has been so good out, and individuals are attacked often. You hear it on the information on a regular basis. So we do not. We’re outdated. We do not need to take that probability. So we do not.”

Police requested anybody with details about the incident to contact them.

This can be a growing story. Verify again with ABC7 for updates.

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