Gunmen Opens Fire on Police

Aug 11, 2020

Shortly after 0000 local time (0400 UTC) on 10 August 2020, hundreds of people gathered in downtown Chicago and began vandalizing businesses and looting luxury stores located in the city’s Magnificent Mile shopping district. Individuals engaged in confrontations with police officers through the early morning hours, during which at least 13 officers were injured. On at least one occasion, a gunman riding in a car opened fire at police officers and the bullet hit a police vehicle; police officers returned fire in response. There were no reports of injuries due to the exchange. Authorities arrested approximately 100 people during the event. The unrest followed an event, during which police officers shot and wounded a gunman in the city’s Englewood neighborhood on the afternoon of 9 August.

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