CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago police officer is in the hospital, after accidentally shooting himself Tuesday afternoon in the Albany Park neighborhood.
Police said the officer accidentally shot himself in the leg around 1:30 p.m. while sitting in his vehicle near the intersection of Argyle and Kedzie. Further details on the incident were not immediately available.
CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the officer drove himself to Swedish Covenant Hospital, where he was stabilized, and then transferred to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
“The officer was talking, alert and in good spirits,” Guglielmi said.
Police Supt. Eddie Johnson was at City Hall for a department budget hearing at the time, but left the meeting to visit the officer at the hospital.
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability was investigating the shooting.