Police Officer Accidentally Shot At O'Hare During Drill

Sun-Times Media Wire
November 19, 2019 - 6:04 pm

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A Chicago police office was taken to a hospital Tuesday afternoon after accidentally shooting himself during a drill at O’Hare International Airport.

The officer was participating in a drill about 2:15 p.m. at an administrative building at O’Hare when his firearm accidentally discharged and struck him, according to Chicago Fire Department and police officials.

The officer was taken to Lutheran General Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, authorities said.

The officer is a 16-year veteran with CPD, police said.

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