Three undercover law enforcement officers were wounded in a shooting in Chicago early Wednesday — hours before President Biden and Mayor Lori Lightfoot met to discuss rampant gun violence in the Windy City, police said.
The officers — two federal agents and a local cop — were driving in an unmarked police vehicle on Chicago’s South Side at around 5:50 a.m. when they were struck by gunfire, police Superintendent David Brown told reporters.
The officers, including two agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, were conducting an undercover operation — and were on their way to an assignment when they were shot.
Their injuries were not considered life-threatening. One of the agents was hit in the hand and the other was struck in the torso, while the local police officer was grazed in the back of the head, Brown said.
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