Jan 21, 2011

Gunfire At Chicago Field Office

From yesterday's Chicago Tribune:

Chicago police are investigating a shooting incident at a Social Security office on the Southwest Side late this morning.

The shooting, in which there were no injuries, was the result of a security guard discharging his weapon in the office 8658 S. Sacramento Ave., said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

The incident took place at 11:16 a.m., Mirabelli said.

Officials from Federal Protective Services, the agency assigned to guard federal facilities, said the guard was responding to a concern about a "confrontational and threatening individual," in the building, said Chris Ortman, a Federal Protective Services spokesman.

As the guard was responding, his gun discharged. Neither the suspect or the guard was injured as a result of the shooting, said Ortman.


Anonymous said...

Way to go Barney Fife. LOL

Anonymous said...

Hahahah SCG Inc pays $25 hr for these guards to text on their phone and do stupid stuff

Anonymous said...

Keep contracting out.

Anonymous said...

Very scary considering some customer or employee could have gotten shot for no good reason.