Chicago Police Shoot, Wound 2 in Overnight Shootings

In each shooting, police said a gun was fired at officers

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    Chicago officers wounded two people in separate shootings Tuesday morning, police confirmed.

    In the first incident, the Fraternal Order of Police said officers shot and injured a teen boy around 12:25 a.m. in the South Side Gresham neighborhood. The police union said two officers approached the teen to question him for a curfew violation, but he ran away.

    Officers chased the teen through several yards and to an alley, where the teen pointed a gun at officers and fired. The officers returned fire, striking the teen. They were not hurt, and the teen is expected to be OK.

    A few hours later, police were involved in another shooting on the South Side.

    Police News Affairs said officers wounded a gunman around 3:40 a.m. near 74th and State Street in the Park Manor neighborhood. It's not clear what led to this shooting.

    No officers were injured, and the gunman's condition is not known. 

    The incidents follow a Sunday night police-involved shooting when officers struck a man pointing a semi-automatic handgun at them.

    Police said two officers tried to interview the man around 9 p.m. Sunday near 131st and South Langley on the city's Far South Side when he took off.

    The officers followed him, and the man hid behind a dumpster, police said. The man pointed a TEC-9 in the officers' direction, police said, and one of the officers shot the man in the foot.

    Neither of the officers was injured. The TEC-9 was recovered at the scene, police said.