Teen charged with firing shots at officers in Brighton Park

- A 16-year-old boy has been charged with firing shots at Chicago Police officers early Wednesday in the Southwest Side Brighton Park neighborhood.

The teen was charged with two felony counts of attempted murder, two felony counts of aggravated assault, two felony counts of aggravated discharge of a weapon and reckless conduct, according to Chicago Police.

Officers were responding to a call of shots fired in the 2400 block of West 34th Street about 2:10 a.m. when two males on the corner produced a handgun and opened fire, police said.

No injuries were reported, but the officers’ squad car was damaged by the gunfire.

A weapon was recovered at the scene and both suspects were eventually taken into custody, police said. Charges are still pending against the other suspect Thursday afternoon.

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