One of them was shot in the hip and the arm while the other was shot in the back.
Chicago police were working around the clock, saturating the streets of the city's South Side as the manhunt for those responsible for shooting the plain-clothes officers intensified Wednesday night.
Guglielmi said the department believes that the officers were "definitely targeted". The officers who were shot were initially listed in critical condition, but they stabilized, and Johnson stated that now, they are both doing "quite well".
Guglielmi has said that police believe the officers were "definitely targeted".
According to News Affairs, the officers were performing a follow-up investigation on a previous incident at about 9 p.m. when two vehicles pulled up and occupants "began firing indiscriminately in the direction of the officers".
Three people of interest were being questioned but they are not suspects, police say.
Two Chicago police officers, dressed in plain clothes, were shot and wounded in the city's Back of the Yards neighborhood as they investigated an unrelated crime.
"They weren't messing around", she said.
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The shooting unfolded in the crime-ridden Back of the Yards neighborhood.
As a city, we must hold police officers to the highest standards because we count on them to look out for us, to keep us safe.
Police said guns, ammunition and rifle magazines turned up in the house where the female was staying.
The officers were inside an unmarked gray van when two cars pulled up and started firing. At least 46 people were shot in those attacks, 13 fatally.
Police said that was the only area of the city where rifles styled after AR-15s and AK-47s were regularly used, a menacing new development in the gang fights. "The Dunkin" Donuts lady was like, "What the (expletive) are they shooting for?' My mind was like, "Holy s--!"
Police also said the Independent Police Review Authority is investigating the incident, as occurs after a police-involved shooting.
Minutes later, a procession of police vehicles raced north.