Multiple officers from the Chicago Police Department and a suspect were wounded on Thursday morning after gunfire erupted at a Northwest Side police station.

At the time, officers were attempting to arrest a “violent carjacking suspect” after recognizing the vehicle from the reported crime, which took place on June 26.

However, at some point during the arrest, the suspect was able to fire off multiple shots at the officers.

The Chicago Tribune reported one officer suffered a gunshot wound to the hip, a second officer was shot in the chin and his bullet-proof vest and a third officer was shot in the vest.

Meanwhile, a fourth officer was taken to the hospital following complaints of chest pains. The suspect in the arrest was also wounded in the shooting.

At a Thursday morning news briefing, David Brown, the Chicago police superintendent, reflected on the risks police officers take to serve their communities.

“I want to strongly emphasize the inherent danger that these and all Chicago police officers experience every day protecting the residents of Chicago,” he said.

“When they leave home, they leave their loved ones, and put these stars on and risk everything. They risk everything protecting all of us.”

Although it is unclear if the officers who were hospitalized are expected to make a full recovery, Brown later asked for prayers for the injured cops. Following the incident, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot reflected on the violence in the city and asked for prayers.

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