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CHICAGO -- A 22-year-veteran of the Chicago Police Department was critically wounded and a woman -- possibly a relative -- was killed in an early Wednesday shooting in the West Side's Garfield Park neighborhood.
"It appears to be an attempted robbery," said Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis, at the scene.

The police officer, a detective with the police Bomb & Arson Section, was in critical condition at Mount Sinai Hospital early Wednesday with two gunshot wounds, police said.

About 1:30 a.m., an off-duty police officer was shot at 3044 W. Franklin Blvd., said police News Affairs Officer John Henry.

The officer and a woman were shot while inside the officer's personal vehicle, which was parked near the woman's home, Wood District police Sgt. Mike Borre said.

Katheryn Romberg, 45, of 3046 W. Franklin Blvd., was pronounced dead on the scene at 4:15 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner, reporting the scene as 3044 W. Franklin Blvd.

Romberg was possibly related to the officer, but their exact relationship was not immediately known.

The officer is in critical condition early in Mount Sinai Hospital. Sources said the officer has two gunshot wounds. Fire Media Affairs spokesman Richard Rosado confirms one person was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.

The 49-year-old officer is a detective with the police Bomb & Arson Section and has been on the force for 22 years.
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