Chicago Police Save Gun Shot Victim’s Life

Chicago Police Save Gun Shot Victim’s Life

Officers used a QuikClot Combat Gauze on a critical wound Wednesday morning in South Chicago.

Chicago, IL

By Tim Moran (Patch Staff) – July 6, 2016 3:09 pm

Chicago, IL – Chicago police officers saved a gun shot victim’s life Wednesday morning in the city’s South Chicago neighborhood.

Officers found a 24-year-old man shot multiple times when arriving at the scene in the 8400 block of S. Mackinaw around 7:30 a.m., according to a news release.

There, “without hesitation,” police identified a critical gunshot wound to the lower chest and found it was actively bleeding. After initially applying pressure to the wound, the officers quickly used a QuikClot Combat Gauze on the wound to stop the bleeding.

The gauze is part of a medical kit made available to Chicago police.

The victim is recovering at Northwestern Hospital.

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