Lynwood Officer Struck By Gunfire Saturday Morning

At approximately 3 AM, Saturday, Cook County Sheriff’s Police responded to a report of shots fired in the 1400 block of Ambassador Lane in Ford Heights.

Upon arrival, they found a male gunshot victim down and immediately began to render aid. The victim was transported to Franciscan Hospital in Indiana where he was pronounced deceased. Dyer Police responded to the hospital for a large crowd at that time as well.

While on scene in Ford Heights, officers were fired on by unknown offenders, and a Lynwood Police officer who responded to assist Sheriff’s Police suffered a graze wound. Sheriff’s Police returned fire, but the offenders fled. There have been no reports of additional injuries.

The Lynwood Police officer was transported to Franciscan Health Munster in Munster, IN, and was subsequently treated and released with what is believed to be just a graze wound, according to sources.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to call Sheriff’s Police Detectives at 708-865-4896.

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