Off-duty Chicago cop shot on his porch
STAFF REPORTS June 15, 2012 7:54AM
Police believe the shots that struck an off-duty Chicago police officer this morning as he sat with a friend on his back porch came from train tracks in the rear of his home. | Larry Ruehl~Sun-Times Media
Updated: June 15, 2012 6:37PM
A Chicago Police officer was involved in a shooting early Friday in the Far South Side Longwood Manor neighborhood.
The off-duty officer was shot in both legs about 1:30 a.m. in the 9700 block of South Genoa Avenue and suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police News Affairs officer Amina Greer said.
The 38-year-old officer, who is a 10-year police veteran, was on the rear porch of a home when he heard gunshots and felt pain in both legs, according to a police statement. The officer was with a fellow fficer according to reports, though it is unclear if they were targeted in the incident.
Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said he was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
An Independent Police Review Authority spokeswoman could not provide additional information or confirm the shooting early Friday.
Chicago Police detectives are investigating the shooting, though no one is in custody.