A suspect was taken to an area hospital in critical condition after he was shot during a confrontation with Chicago police officers in the Loop on Wednesday night.
According to Chicago police, officers were attempting to stop a carjacked vehicle in the 200 block of East Lower Wacker Drive at approximately 8:45 p.m. when the incident occurred.
Police say that as the officers approached the vehicle there was an exchange of gunfire with the occupants of the vehicle.
During that exchange of gunfire, one of the suspects was struck. He was transported to an area hospital, with Chicago Fire officials saying he was in serious-to-critical condition.
The other two suspects were placed into custody, and according to police at least two weapons were located at the scene.
No officers were struck by gunfire, but two officers were taken to an area hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries.
The officers will be placed on routine administrative duties for 30 days, in accordance with department policy. The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating the shooting.
Total Traffic reports that Lower Wacker Drive was closed between Michigan Avenue and Wabash Avenue because of the shooting.