(STMW) — An off-duty Chicago Police officer was injured when their own gun went off Thursday morning in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the South Side.
The officer was in the 2200 block of West 69th Street about 11:30 a.m. when they “took action to stop an in-progress crime,” according to police.READ MORE: SWAT Team Responds To Building In South Loop For Call Of Men With Guns Inside
The officer’s weapon discharged and the officer was injured, police said.
The officer was taken in good condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Police did not release the officer’s gender or age.READ MORE: AAA Estimates 1.7 Million Illinoisans Will Hit The Road For Memorial Day Weekend -- How Do They Come Up With Their Predictions?
No other injuries were reported.
Area Central detectives are investigating.MORE NEWS: Archer Heights Offering Food Giveaway Every Tuesday Night
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