CHICAGO — Four Chicago police officers are getting credit for helping save the life of a teenage gunshot victim.
Officers John Mitrogiannis, Dawid Kasprzak, Juan Guerroero and Saul Avila were on patrol on Nov. 19 when they received a call of shots fired near 71st and Lawndale.
They found a 15-year-old boy on the ground suffering from gunshots wounds to his back and chest.
They used their medical and rescue training to put a seal on the teen’s chest to get his breathing under control and slow the bleeding.
An ambulance arrived and rushed the teen to a hospital where his condition was upgraded from serious to stable.
The officers have been nominated for the Chicago Police Department’s Lifesaving Award.