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ATF Agent Shot in Back of the Yards

An undercover agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms was shot in the head early Friday morning during a joint investigation of illegal guns with Chicago Police task force officers. The shooting, of which few details are currently known, took place in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the city’s south side. The agent was taken to Stroger hospital in critical condition, but later upgraded to stable and is expected to make a full recovery. Chicago Police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi tweeted “Entire #ChicagoPolice Dept praying for the @ATF agent who was shot & critically wounded this morning in 4400 blk of S. Hermitage. Agents & CPD officers were working a federal investigation when this occurred & the federal government will be the lead on sharing of information.” (WGN)

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