Little Village

Man Critically Hurt in Little Village Officer-Involved Shooting

Chicago police are expected to hold a news conference Sunday afternoon

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A man is in critical but stable condition after he was shot during a confrontation with Chicago police in the city's Little Village neighborhood Sunday afternoon.

According to police, the man was "walking suspiciously" near the intersection of 21st Street and Washtenaw at approximately 3 p.m. Sunday, holding his side.

Officers, who believed the man had a weapon, got out of their vehicle to attempt to talk to the man, who then fled the scene on foot.

Officers gave chase, and a short time later the man began to fire shots at them, according to officials.

The officers returned fire, striking the man in the shoulder and the leg.

The man continued to flee the scene before attempting to hide in a residence near the intersection of 21st Street and California. Officers discovered him at the location, where they began to administer first aid before paramedics arrived.

The man was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he is listed in critical, but stable, condition.

No one else was injured in the shooting, but the pursuing officers were taken to area hospitals as a precaution.

Officers at the scene recovered a weapon from the top of a garage, according to police. The suspect in the case has an extensive criminal record.

The Chicago Transit Authority announced that 94 South California buses are being rerouted in the area near the intersection of California and Cermak due to a "street blockage" caused by the incident:

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