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Chicago Officer Hurt In Accidental Shooting, Police Say

October 30, 2018 - 2:50 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A Chicago police officer was wounded in an accidental shooting Tuesday afternoon.

The officer was “injured by a possible accidental discharge” and was taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital, according to Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.

CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson left a budget hearing Tuesday afternoon to go to the hospital and “tend to the officer,” Guglielmi said.

Further details were not immediately available.

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