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Chicago Police Officer Shot on City's Far South Side, Authorities Say

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Chicago police say that an officer is being treated at an area hospital after he was shot during a traffic investigation on the city’s Far South Side Wednesday night.

According to authorities, the shooting occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of 92nd Place and Stony Island Avenue, located in the city’s Calumet Heights neighborhood.

Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said in a press conference Wednesday night that the officer was shot in the leg after an exchange of gunfire with a man inside the vehicle, who was shot in the torso.

Both the officer and offender are being treated at separate area hospitals for non-life threatening injuries.

Brown said police have a person of interest in custody as of Wednesday night.

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