Chicago police are searching for at least two gunmen who ambushed an off-duty officer and shot him in the abdomen as he sat in his Jeep in the city's Calumet Heights neighborhood Monday.
ALEXIS MCADAMS: Good evening. Well earlier this afternoon, here in the city's Roseland neighborhood behind me, investigators found a black SUV. Police telling us that SUV that they found here was linked to the shooting of an off-duty police officer from yesterday afternoon. At this point, they're releasing new surveillance clips, hoping you can help find the shooter.
Tonight, Chicago police searching for these two men, wanted in connection to the shooting of an off-duty police officer. These videos, just released by CPD, show the two men caught on camera. The first man, seen here wearing bright orange tennis shoes and a black hooded sweatshirt with a Bible verse on the front. Then the second man walks in, wearing a dark green coat and a white face mask.
The off-duty officer was shot in the abdomen Monday while sitting in his personal car at a stoplight in the 8900 block of South Stony Island Avenue. Tonight, crews towing away this black 2020 Mitsubishi SUV, which investigators say was used in that shooting. The two suspects spotted driving that car before it was dumped here in the 9100 block of South Williams Avenue in the city's South Side.
Investigators found a few shell casings on the vehicle, and also went through several garbage cans in the neighborhood, taking one away as evidence. Neighbors trying to figure out what's going on.
COURTNEY GILES: Just came out and saw the action happening. And it's very unusual for our community.
ALEXIS MCADAMS: There are still evidence technicians here in the city's South Side combing through some evidence in this neighborhood. As you mentioned, they did find some shell casings. They also found the vehicle that is connected to the shooting of the off-duty officer. Those two men you saw on your screen are considered armed and dangerous. Police asking you if you have any information, or you recognize them, to give them a call. You can remain anonymous. Reporting in the city's Roseland neighborhood, I'm Alexis McAdams, ABC7 Eyewitness News. Back to you.
- OK, Alexis.