A Chicago police sergeant was shot Sunday afternoon while standing in the parking lot of the Gresham District police station.
ABC7 reports the officer heard a gunshot around 2:45 p.m., then felt pain in his chin. He was taken to the hospital and treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot injury.
Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown tweeted:
One of our own was shot in the @ChicagoCAPS06 police district parking lot earlier today, as a Chicago Police sergeant sustained a graze wound to the chin area & was transported to a local hospital in good condition. @Area2Detectives are investigating, no offenders in custody.
— Chicago Police Superintendent David O. Brown (@ChiefDavidBrown) March 14, 2021
Breitbart News noted that 12 people were shot early Sunday morning at a party in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago. ABC7 reported the shooting occurred around 4:40 a.m. inside a building “in the 6700-block of South South Chicago Avenue.”
The Chicago Sun-Times pointed out nearly 40 were shot over the entire weekend, with four fatalities.
Moreover, there were 42 Chicago expressway shootings on the books by March 5 of this year. NBC Chicago highlighted the rise over the number of such shootings last year, noting there were “13 expressway shootings” January 1, 2020, through March 5, 2020.