Cop Shot - Will be OK
A police officer was shot in the hand during a scuffle this afternoon on the city's South Side, officials said.
The was taken by police to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he is listed in good condition, said Larry Langford, a spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department.
Citing preliminary information, authorities said three Calumet Area gang enforcement officers were on patrol in their squad car when they responded to a call of "shots fired" near East 67th Street and South East End Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood.
The officers saw three males run by their car, prompting two of the officers to get out and chase them on foot. The two officers were able to catch up to one of the three males, authorities said.
As the officers struggled to detain him, they noticed he was carrying a gun in his clothing, authorities said. That individual was able to grab his gun and shoot one of the two officers in the hand.
Meanwhile, the second officer pulled out his gun and opened fire on the shooter, wounding him three times, authorities said.
The officer who was shot suffered a "through-and-through" wound to his hand.
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