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Chicago Police Shoot Man Who They Say Opened Fire While Running From Traffic Stop

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Chicago police officers shot a man who they say opened fire as he attempted to run away from a traffic stop on the city's West Side late Monday, authorities said.

The incident took place just before 10 p.m. in the 3800 block of West Polk Street in the Homan Square neighborhood, according to a statement from police.

Police said officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a car with three people inside and during the stop, the passenger in the front seat got out of the car and ran away on foot.

Authorities said the officers chased the man, at which police said he opened fire on them. The officers returned fire, according to police, shooting the man.

NBC 5 has not been able to independently verify the information provided by police.

The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital for treatment, according to police, who said his condition was unknown.

No police officers were hit during the shooting, officials said, but two of the officers were taken to an area hospital for observation and were listed in good condition.

Police said the man discarded three handguns during the chase, which were all recovered at the scene.

The driver and the second passenger fled the scene in the vehicle, according to police, who said they are currently being sought.

The incident, including the use of force, is under investigation by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, and the officers involved will be placed on administrative duties for 30 days, per department policy.

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