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BREAKING: 2 Chicago Cops Shot Outside Police Station

Chicago, IL – Two Chicago police officers were shot outside a police station in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side on Thursday morning.

The incident occurred at about 9:40 a.m. on July 30 outside the 25th District police station located in the 5500-block of West Grand Avenue, WBBM reported.

Chicago Police Department Spokesman Tom Ahern said one of the wounded officers was transported to the Illinois Masonic Media Center for treatment.

The police department tweeted that the second officer was transported to Loyola Hospital, WFLD reported.

There is no word on the condition of either officer.

A suspect was also shot during the incident, WFLD reported.

Update: Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said three police officers had been shot in the prolonged gunfight.

One officer was shot in the neck and chin area and in his ballistic vest. He is in critical condition.

A second officer was shot in the hip. A third officer was shot in the chest but the round did not penetrate his bullet-proof vest.

Officers returned fire and the suspect was shot multiple times. No information his medical condition has been released.

There were reports that protesters were headed to the 25th District early on Thursday afternoon.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining Blue Lives Matter, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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