CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer and a suspect were shot on the South Side Sunday afternoon in Englewood, police confirmed.

The shooting occurred around 2 p.m. in the 6900 block of South Sangamon Avenue. Chicago police Supt. David Brown said the wounded officer and two others with CPD performed a traffic stop. The offender pulled into an alley, exited the vehicle and started firing shots at the officers. Police shot back, striking the offender.

The wounded police officer was rushed in a squad car to the University of Chicago Hospital in serious but stable condition. His injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.

A male suspect was taken to Christ Hospital in critical condition.

Sunday’s shooting in Englewood is less than two miles from where a Chicago police officer was shot Wednesday.

“This is the second time a 7th District officer has been shot in the last seven days,” Brown said. ” Offenders are brazen in harming officers. We’ve been repeatedly saying for the last 2.5 years now, offenders have shot at and shot officers at a 500% increase.”

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot issued the following statement Sunday:

“In less than a week, this is the second Chicago Police officer who has been shot on duty, in addition to a U.S. Marshal. I am grateful that the officer is in serious but stable condition, and I have been in constant communication with Superintendent Brown as CPD continues their investigation. Let me say again, every single day, on every watch, our brave men and women of the Chicago Police Department risk their lives for our safety. But I must ask again, when is enough, enough? Are we not fed up with the catastrophic consequences of having too many illegal guns readily available to criminals, the mentally ill, and juveniles? How many times must I, and my fellow mayors across the country, plead with the Senate to take action and end the easy access to illegal guns? How many officers and residents must be victims of gun violence before we act?”

The motive for the shooting is being investigated.

This is the third officer to be shot within a week, including a US Marshal. It’s also the second time an officer has been hit while patrolling the 7th District.