A Chicago police officer shot a suspect on Monday after the individual pointed two guns at officers training inside a Chicago Police Department building, according to CPD Superintendent David O. Brown. The suspect was transported to the hospital where he is recovering with non-life-threatening injuries.
CPD spokesman Tom Ahern tweeted that shots were fired at the police station located at Homan Avenue and Grenshaw Street; however, he did not provide any additional details about the shooting.
A Chicago Fire Department spokesman said an individual was taken to the Stroger Hospital in critical condition, and an officer was transported to Mount Sinai Medical Center with unknown injuries.
A police scanner revealed that the shooting occurred on the fifth floor of the Chicago Police Department’s Homan Square facility at 1011 S. Homan Ave around noon.
Last week, at least eight people were injured in an explosion at a large apartment building in Chicago. It is unclear what caused the blast, but several victims are reportedly in critical condition.
“There was an explosion at Central & West End. Adjacent building is being evacuated. There are a number of transports. Update to follow with transport info. No further info at this time,” the Chicago Fire Department tweeted just before 11 a.m. EST on Tuesday.