Man With Gun Shot By Cops On West Side

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago police officers shot and wounded a man armed with a gun Tuesday afternoon in the South Austin neighborhood.

A police spokesperson confirmed that there was a police-involved shooting on the 5600 block of West Augusta Boulevard at about 1:15 p.m.

Austin District police officers were conducting a drug investigation near Augusta and Parkside Avenue when they saw a man with a gun, police said. At least one officer shot the suspect.

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According to the fire department, the 20-year-old man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, but the injury is not considered life-threatening.

Police said that, according to preliminary reports, no officers were hurt in the incident.

Further details were not immediately available.

The Independent Police Review Authority, which investigates all police-involved shootings, and Grand Central Area detectives are investigating.

(The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.)

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