A manhunt is underway in Chicago after two police officers were shot Tuesday while sitting in their vehicle when assailants drove up next to them and opened fire.
The ambush of the pair happened around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday at 43 and Ashland, as they were doing surveillance in an unmarked vehicle.
Aldermen introduced a resolution for the City Council to look into what can be done to help officers, but the proposal includes no new funding or specific plans about how to move forward in addressing the issue.
Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tells the Chicago Sun-Times that police "don't believe whoever did this knew it was a police vehicle". "So we are going to get them".
Investigators on Wednesday reviewed video from surveillance cameras at two businesses near the shooting scene to try to determine whether the shooting had been captured, employees said.
Chicago police were working around the clock, saturating the streets of the city's South Side as the manhunt for those responsible for shooting the plain-clothes officers intensified Wednesday night.
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He says police are questioning "a few" people of interest in the case. Eddie Johnson were at the hospital late Tuesday night.
Thomas Murdock, 51, of Little Village, had been in a Dunkin' Donuts when he heard gunfire and saw paramedics tending to two officers, one of them on a stretcher.
A second weapon was also recovered, and three people were taken into custody, police said. Graham said the officers have been on the force for some time, but did not disclose their ages or genders.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel echoed Jonson's comments in a statement posted on Twitter after the incident.
The officer then seemed to say, "We've both been shot".
Authorities say a man fatally punched a woman who tried to prevent him from re-entering a bar where he had fondled her against her will. The suspects involved in shooting the officers are still at large.