Chicago shooting: CPD officer fires shots at person on South Side, police say

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Friday, January 26, 2024
CPD officer exchanges gunfire with suspect on South Side: police
There was an Auburn Gresham shooting Thursday night. A Chicago police officer exchanged gunfire with a suspect on South Winchester Avenue.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Chicago police officer fired shots at someone on Thursday night on the city's South Side, CPD said.

Police responded to a shots fired call in the 8500-block of South Winchester Avenue in Auburn Gresham just after 11:30 p.m., according to CPD.

When officers arrived, they saw a male person nearby. As officers tried to speak with him, they saw flashes of light and heard loud noises from where he was standing.

An officer then fired shots at the person. No one was hurt, and no one is in custody.

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The Chicago Civilian Office of Police Accountability also responded to the scene. The officer involved will be placed on routine administrative duties for a period of 30 days.

Anyone with information is asked to call 312-746-3609 or visit

This story originally said the male person fired shots at police, and that he fled the scene, based on information from CPD.

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