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CHICAGO, IL– On Monday, March 15th, an off-duty police officer was shot in the abdomen while in his vehicle in the city’s Calumet Heights neighborhood. 

According to Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown, the officer was stopped at a traffic light in the 8900-block of South Stony Island Avenue while off-duty in his personal vehicle at about 12:21 p.m.

That’s when the suspects pulled up behind and alongside the vehicle and fired shots inside, wounding the officer in the lower torso, ABC7 reported.

Luckily, Shotspotter alerted authorities of the shooting, allowing responding officers to locate the off-duty officer and take him to the University of Chicago Medical Center. 

Brown credited the prompt response of the three responding female officers with saving their fellow officers life.

Brown said:

“Without their intervention and quick thinking to get him transported as quickly as possible, they got him into surgery and likely saved his life,” 

Authorities released surveillance video on Tuesday showing both suspects. The first man is seen wearing bright orange tennis shoes and a black hooded sweatshirt with a bible verse on the front. The second man is seen wearing a dark green coat and a white face mask. 


According to ABC7, investigators said they found the black 2020 Mitsubishi SUV the suspects were spotted driving during the shooting. It was dumped in the 9100 block of South Williams Avenue on the South Side.

Doctors who treated the 32-year-old off-duty officer said he remains in fair condition after undergoing surgery on Monday afternoon. 

Dr. Susan Rowell, a trauma surgeon at University of Chicago Medical Center, said:

“He remained stable throughout the entire case, and he’s currently doing well,” 

Superintendent Brown said:

“We heard some rumors about a carjacking. We don’t know at this point,” 

Brown went on to say:

“Circumstances suggest several different narratives of what this might be, could be a misidentification, and it could be road rage, could be carjacking. We just don’t know, it’s too early to tell given the circumstances.”

At this time, no motive for the shooting is clear, and the Chicago Police Department is asking for the publics assistance in apprehending the suspects. 

“Unfortunately this event reminds us of the dangers that our officers face every single day, whether on or off duty,” 

The wounded officer has been with the department for four years and works out of the 4th District. Brown described him as hard-working and well-liked by his colleagues.

Brown said:

“It’s been an outpouring of offers,” 

He went on to say:

“We really had to, really put the stop sign up because obviously people kept coming, kept coming.”

Unfortunately, this officer is not the only one to be shot in the city of Chicago this week. 

On Sunday, March 14th, a Chicago police sergeant suffered a graze wound after he was shot at in the parking lot of the Gresham police station.

The sergeant was reportedly taken to Christ Medical Center in good condition for treatment, according to officials, and was released late Sunday evening. 

Currently the shootings are under investigation an there are no suspects in custody. 

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Mayor Lightfoot’s gun-controlled Chicago: 39 shot, 4 killed, with 15 victims injured in single shooting incident

March 15, 2021

CHICAGO, IL – The city of Chicago endured a violent weekend between the evening of March 12th and the early morning hours of March 15th – with 39 people having been shot across the city, 4 of which died from their sustained injuries. 

One shooting incident in particular resulted in 15 people being shot, and 2 dying. 

One of the most detrimental shooting incidents within Chicago over the weekend occurred at approximately 4:40 a.m. on March 14th within the 6700 block of South South Chicago Avenue. 

Police say that some sort physical altercation took place at a party, which then escalated into gunfire. Officials say that 15 people were shot during the incident, with the victims’ ages ranging from 20 to 44 years old. 

Two victims were pronounced deceased at the scene, with investigators reportedly finding four guns at the scene as well. The deceased victims were later identified as 30-year-old Rayneesha Dotson and 29-year-old Lionel Darling. 

As for the 13 other victims impacted from the incident, one reportedly suffered a graze wound and refused treatment, while the other 12 were transported to nearby hospitals with listed conditions ranging from good to critical.

Investigators are currently working on “several different” leads related to the case, but no arrests have been publicly announced as of this writing. 

Hours prior to the mass shooting incident, a 54-year-old man was fatally shot in an Avalon Park apartment within the 7900 block of South Kimbark Avenue at approximately 1:05 a.m. on March 14th. 

The victim, later identified as Gino Collins, was pronounced deceased at the scene and investigators were said to have recovered a firearm from the scene as well. 

In a shooting that occurred during the evening of March 13th, a 47-year-old woman and 51-year-old man were shot – with the female victim, later identified as Susana Rodriguez, having been shot fatally. 

Police say that the double shooting occurred at approximately 9:35 p.m. that evening while the victims were sitting on the front porch of a home located within the 4100 block of West Potomac Avenue. 

Investigators say that two male assailants walked up to the victims as they were sitting on the porch and opened fire. The surviving male victim was said to have suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and is in fair condition. 

As for the some of the other non-fatal shooting across the city over the weekend, a 32-year-old woman who had been the passenger inside of a vehicle involved in an alleged DUI crash had been reportedly shot three times

The crash had occurred at roughly 2:30 a.m. on March 15th, but it’s currently unclear as to how the passenger inside of the black Dodge sedan had sustained the gunshot wounds in relation to the alleged DUI incident. 

On the afternoon of March 14th, a 13-year-old boy was among four people wounded in a shooting that took place within the 2600 block of East 77th Street. 

The incident in question transpired at approximately 2:42 p.m. that day, with the 13-year-old boy having suffered a gunshot wound to his knee. The three other victims were listed as a 20-year-old, a 36-year-old male, and a 26-year-old woman. 

All of the victims involved in said shooting were listed as being in good condition. 

At approximately 10:52 a.m. on March 13th, a 32-year-old man was shot within the 6900 block of South State Street. Police say that the victim was approached by an assailant who walked up and opened fire, striking the victim in his foot.

Said victim was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center and was listed as being in good condition.

Roughly six hours prior to that shooting, a 27-year-old man was seriously wounded in a shooting that occurred as the victim was inside of his vehicle in a garage in the 8100 block of South Green Street. 

The victim was said to have been shot in the abdomen and was later transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center.

As for the earliest reported shooting from the weekend, a 20-year-old man was shot on March 12th at approximately 5:20 p.m. within the 9200 block of South Princeton Avenue.

The victim was said to have been riding in a vehicle when someone opened fire on him – with the bullet grazing the victim’s back. Police say the victim crashed into a parked vehicle after being shot. 

There were at least 13 other people non-fatally shot across the city between 5:00 p.m. on March 12th and 5:00 a.m. of March 15th.

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