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CHICAGO -- A scary moment for a Chicago police officer returning home from his overnight shift Sunday morning to this area at 31st and Loomis when he was shot.

Police say the officer had just finished his shift and was heading home when he noticed someone in a mini-van had been following him for several blocks, so he pulled over to let it pass.   But instead the officer says the van stopped alongside his car and someone inside started shooting. The officer was hit in the arm, he returned fire, but the van sped away.  Neighbors couldn't believe what was happening.

In another police involved incident, and off-duty Chicago police officer was robbed at gunpoint late Saturday night.  He and a friend were walking in the 3100 block of North Ravenswood when he says four men in an SUV stopped in front of him and robbed him before taking off.   Police wouldn't comment on whether either or both officers were targeted or if these were random acts of violence.

The investigation into the shooting in Bridgeport and the robbery of the officer in Ravenswood are both ongoing.



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