2 officers shot released from hospital; 3 being questioned

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CHICAGO – The two Chicago police officers shot on the city's South Side Tuesday night have been released from the hospital.

The shooting happened near 43rd and Ashland in the city’s Back of the Yards neighborhood.

One officer was shot in the back, the second shot in the arm and hip. They were both released from Stroger hospital Wednesday a few hours a part from one another.

The two tactical officers from the 9th district were in plain clothes at the time working on a follow up investigation, when two cars pulled up along side them their vehicle and started recklessly firing shots at them.

Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said that two high-powered weapons were used and have been recovered.

Three people are being questioned in connection with the shooting but police are still searching for other possible suspects.

The officers were in an unmarked vehicle so it's unclear whether or not the shooters knew their victims were police.