(CBS) -A man was wounded by a Chicago Police officer Saturday afternoon in the Washington Heights neighborhood.
Police were responding to a report of an assault in progress when the shooting took place at approximately 1:25 p.m. in the 1000 block of West 103rd Place, police said.
One person was transported in critical condition to Advocate Christ Hospital, according to the Chicago Fire Department. Family identified him as 24-year-old Mekel Lumpkin. As of Sunday morning, Lumpkin remains hospitalized in stable condition.
Police say that a weapon has been recovered. No officers were injured.
The family says Mekel was arguing with his brother and that he had a gun but put it down when police arrived. They say Mekel was shot five times.
A source with knowledge of the investigation says police arrived in the scene and saw the suspect firing into a building and ordered him to drop the weapon. When he didn’t, he was shot.
Independent Police Review Authority Chief Administrator Sharon Fairley says she understands people are anxious for answers, but asks for patience.
“At this time, it would be inappropriate for me to answer any questions or provide any further comment on the details of what happened,” Fairley said.
The shooting in Washington Heights is the second police-involved shooting Saturday. Earlier, a man and woman were shot to death by Chicago Police responding to a domestic disturbance in the Austin neighborhood.