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Chicago Police Officer Released From Hospital Following Austin Shooting

The suspected gunman surrendered to authorities in the hours following the shooting, police said

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A female Chicago police officer was released from the hospital Saturday afternoon after being shot in the city's Austin neighborhood on the West Side, police said.

The officer was shot in the left hand in the 100 block of North LaCrosse Avenue near Lake Avenue, authorities said. According to police, she was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and was treated and released in the following hours, officials said.

A second CPD officer was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital for chest pains as a result of the incident, Brown said.

The gunman barricaded himself inside a home at 207 N. LaCrosse Ave., prompting officers and SWAT to evacuate the neighborhood.

An individual fired shots from a second floor window at the LaCrosse Avenue location as officers fired back, police said.

Chicago fire officials said crews arrived at West End and Cicero to support police "on active shooter response" as of about 12:45 p.m. Saturday.

The individual surrendered to authorities Saturday afternoon, Brown announced during a second press conference.

A gun was recovered at the time of the individual's arrest, according to Chicago police spokesman Tom Ahern.

The shooting marks the third Chicago police officer shot in the past week and the 16th officer shot at so far in 2021.

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