ATF agent critically injured in Chicago shooting

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The shooting took place in the 4500 Block of South Hermitage in the city's Back of the Yards neighborhood.

He is listed in critical condition right now.

At the moment it is unknown about the details of a joint operation, according to the Chicago Tribune, no one was arrested. "Officer hit. We need an escort to a hospital now".

Chicago police said their officers were working with the ATF on an undercover operation when the shooting happened.

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In 2017, the ATF was sent to Chicago 20 agents to coordinate with local authorities fight the epidemic of violence in the city.

A second officer was taken to a local hospital for observation following the Friday shooting but he was not hit by gunfire, police said.

Local media reports said a manhunt is underway for a suspect.

ATF officials also said that the incident occurred while the officer was working on an illegal gun investigation.

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