Chicago Police Save Gun Shot Victim’s Life
Officers used a QuikClot Combat Gauze on a critical wound Wednesday morning in South Chicago.
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.