IL: Three gangland enforcers shot, wounded by rivals in Chicago

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

“A Chicago police officer and two federal agents working undercover were wounded by gunfire Wednesday morning on the Southwest Side, officials said. The police officer was grazed in the back of the head, an agent with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was shot in the hand, and another ATF agent suffered a wound to his side, police said. All were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where they were being treated for injuries not considered life-threatening, officials said. … ‘They were conducting an investigation. They were all together in one vehicle when they were fired upon,’ police Supt. David Brown told reporters. Brown gave no details about the undercover operation. … ‘We have more than 100,000 gang members [not counting “law enforcement” personnel] in the city of Chicago,’ Ald. Matt O’Shea (19th) said Wednesday. ‘They are emboldened and have nothing to fear from law enforcement. The police are under siege.'” (07/07/21)