By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police on Saturday shot a woman they said got into an armed confrontation with officers in Lawndale.

At 3:30 p.m., Community Safety Team officers found a car illegally parked in a tow zone in the 1500 block of South Karlov Avenue. There were three people inside, police said.

A woman in the car began “exhibiting characteristics of an armed person,” and then police saw she had a handgun, police said.

Police Supt. David Brown later said she fired at officers and they returned fire.

The woman was shot multiple times, police said.

She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, and two others in the car were taken into custody, police said.

The Fire Department said the 20-year-old woman in critical condition.

Police released a photo of an offender’s gun.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating.

The officers involved will be placed on routine administrative duties for 30 days, police said. Further inquiries were directed to COPA at (312) 746-3609.

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