Chicago-An off-duty Chicago police officer was shot in the head early Wednesday in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side.
The shooting occurred just after 1:30 a.m. in the 200 block of East 37th Street, a few blocks from Chicago police headquarters. The officer was taken to the University of Chicago Medical center where he was undergoing emergency surgery.
The officer, 25, was driving when someone in another vehicle opened fire, wounding him in the head. The officer was taken to the hospital originally in critical condition. No one is in custody at this time.
Law enforcement sources said the wounded officer is assigned to the Gresham patrol district on the South side. He is the second officer assigned to that district to be shot this year.
Information will be updated once it becomes available.
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