Off-duty Lynwood police officer shoots person

Lynwood police have launched an investigation after an off-duty police officer shot someone Sunday in the south suburb.

The shooting occurred near a Mobil gas station in the 2300 block of Glenwood Dyer Road around 6 p.m.

Officers responded to a call of gunfire and found a wounded person, who was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with non-life-threatening injuries, according to a statement by Lynwood Police Deputy Chief Lawrence Weinbrecht.


A gun with an extended magazine was found at the scene, he said. Police released no other details.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to contact Illinois State Police at (847) 294-4400.

Illinois State Police said they were investigating the officer’s use of force.

Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.