5 officers injured in crash on Chicago’s West Side

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CHICAGO — Five Chicago police officers are expected to be OK following a crash on the city's West Side Thursday morning.

Just after 10:15 a.m., two police vehicles were responding to a call of shots fired near Ferdinand Street and Drake Avenue. Police said a traffic pursuit ensued during which a squad car and an unmarked police car collided with each other near Francisco Avenue and Jackson Boulevard.

Two of the five injured officers were transported to area hospitals in serious condition. The other three officers were taken to hospitals in stable condition. Police said the officers' injuries were not life-threatening.

The suspected vehicle involved in the incident was later recovered, empty and abandoned, in the 2600 block of West Adams. Police did find an extended magazine inside. No one is in custody and the investigation in on-going.


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