CHICAGO -- Chicago police say they are dealing with a "devastating tragedy" after two of their officers died Monday night after being struck by a passing train on the city's south side.
Chicago police tweeted that the officers were investigating a "shots fired" call when it happened.
"Please pray for our 5th District Police Officers and all of our Chicago Police family," the department said.
WGN-TV reported the officers were identified as Conrad Gary, 36, who was on the force for a year and a half, and Eduardo Marmolejo, 31, who had been on the force for two-and-a-half years.
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A devastating tragedy occurred tonight at 103rd and Cottage Grove where two of our Officers, investigating a shots fired call, were struck by a passing train. Please pray for our 5th District Police Officers and all of our Chicago Police family. pic.twitter.com/yRbR8xfkOS
— Chicago Police (@Chicago_Police) December 18, 2018