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Accidental shot from Chicago officer wounds 2 other police


LYONS, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say an officer accidentally fired his handgun during a struggle while police were making arrests in suburban Chicago, wounding two other officers. Police say Chicago officers spotted a car Wednesday night that was tied to a homicide and a police helicopter tracked it to a gas station in Lyons. Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown says that when people from the car came out of the gas station officers surrounded them and a struggle ensued. Brown says police believe one bullet struck the two officers, who police said did not suffer injuries considered life-threatening. The Chicago Tribune reports the two male officers were transferred early Thursday from a hospital in Berwyn to another hospital.

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