Chicago Police officers injured in shootout

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Two Chicago Police officers were shot overnight on the city’s Far South Side.

It happened just before midnight Friday, in the 9300 block of South Wallace Avenue.

Police say gang enforcement officers were trying to make a traffic stop, when a man sitting in the passenger’s seat of the car started shooting.

One officer, a 38-year-old man and 12-year department veteran, was hit in the leg.

The other, a 31-year-old with 6 years on the job, was hit in the torso but saved by his bullet proof vest.

The officers returned fire, striking the gunman multiple times and the female driver in her shoulder,

A weapon was recovered at the scene.

Charges have yet to be filed.

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