VIDEO: ATF Agent Shot In The Head! Manhunt About To Begin!

An ATF agent was critically wounded in a shooting on Chicago's South Side early Friday morning.

The agent was on a federal mission with Chicago police assisting when shots rang out near West 45th Street and North Hermitage Avenue in the city's Back of the Yards neighborhood.

The initial calls of shots fired come in around 3:15 a.m. Authorities requested a medical escort to transport him to Stroger Hospital.

"We got shots fired by police. We have an ATF agent shot. He's the one going to the fire station right now," an officer said in the call.Officers didn't wait for an ambulance. They were going to take him to the fire house on South Ashland Avenue, but instead took him straight to Stroger in a silver SUV with tinted windows. It backed up to the ambulance bay and they all rushed into the ER. He is listed in critical condition.

Ambulance 68 brought a CPD officer who may have returned fire during the incident. He walked out of the back of the ambulance and into the emergency room. The CPD confirmed he was brought to the hospital for observation. He is OK.

There was a very large police presence at Stroger Friday morning. Marked and unmarked CPD vehicles were parked in front of the emergency room.Police are looking for the shooter or shooters that may be involved. The area around West 44th Street and Hermitage is blocked off.

The CPD asked for the Chicago Fire Department's ladder to search area roofs. Authorities looked into cars and used K9 officers to search the area for whoever may be involved.

Around 6 a.m., officers were involved in a foot chase in the 3300-block of South Bell Avenue and in the 3200-block of South Leavitt.

No one is in custody.


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