Safe Passage Worker Shot on Chicago's West Side: Police

The shooting took place at around 8:20 a.m. in the city's South Austin neighborhood, authorities said

A Safe Passage worker was seriously wounded in a shooting on Chicago’s West Side early Thursday, according to police.

The shooting took place at around 8:20 a.m. in the 5600 block of West Corcoran Place in the city’s South Austin neighborhood, officials said.

A man in his 20s was shot in the back, according to police, and taken to Loyola University Medical Center in serious condition.

The man was a Safe Passage worker struck in an "exchange of gunfire between two offenders," Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a tweet.

Safe Passage is a city program in which adult monitors are stationed along specific routes in an effort to protect students as they travel to and from schools across Chicago.

Further details on Thursday’s shooting were not immediately available.

No one is in custody in connection with the shooting, officials said, as authorities continue to investigate.

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