Published: Fri, May 04, 2018
Science | By Joan Schultz

Manhunt underway after ATF agent shot, critically injured in Chicago

Manhunt underway after ATF agent shot, critically injured in Chicago

The task force comprised of 20 ATF agents, along with 20 officers from the Chicago Police Department and the IL state police, authorities said.

A Federal ATF agent is in critical condition Friday morning.

The scene after an ATF agent was shot early Friday in Chicago.

"Officer hit, we need an escort to the hospital now!" an officer is heard saying in police scanner traffic in the moments after the shooting. Initial reports of a second officer shot were unfounded, but another officer was taken to a hospital for observation. A manhunt for the gunman is underway.

It is not clear what assignment the officer was responding to, and no suspects have been taken into custody.

Guglielmi also said the Chicago police deployed organized crime units, and gang and gun teams to assist in the investigation.

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