4 people wounded in 2 separate police-involved shootings

Four people were shot by police in two incidents in the first hours of 2014.

The latest happened in the Fernwood neighborhood near 105th and Wentworth.

Police shot three people at a home there. A 30-year-old male and a 25-year-old male were both transported to Christ Hospital, according to Chicago Fire Department officials. A female was transported to Northwestern in critical condition. Her age is unknown.

According to the police department’s preliminary statement, officers saw someone with a gun on the back porch.

” The offender refused to comply with any verbal commands and instead pointed the weapon in the direction of the officers. As a result of this action, an officer discharged his weapon striking the offender.”No officers were hurt.Police say the recovered a gun at the scene.

The first police-involved shooting of 2014 happened shortly after midnight.

That was in an alley near 67th and Rhodes on the city’s South Side.

Officers saw a man firing a gun while celebrating the New Year. They say the man pointed the  gun at officers after they chased him down.

A probationary officer, who was with a supervisor, shot and wounded him in the thigh.

The police union says the man was on home monitoring for unlawful use of a weapon.

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