Woman, 18, Shot by CPD 911 Operator in Road Rage Incident

A dispatcher for the Chicago Police Department shot an 18 year old woman during a traffic dispute Wednesday afternoon in the McKinley Park neighborhood on the South Side, according to authorities.

The dispatcher, a 47-year-old woman, has been employed with the city’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications for 22 years, according to department spokeswoman Melissa Stratton.

About 1:50 p.m., the two women were involved in an argument over traffic in the 3500 block of South Ashland when the older woman fired shots at the 18-year-old, according to Chicago Police.

The 18-year-old was taken to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest, police said. Her condition had stabilized.

The dispatcher suffered a head injury and was also taken to Stroger, police said. Her condition had also stabilized.

Article Org: Chicago.suntimes.com

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