Chicago police officer shot, hospitalized; condition unknown

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer has been shot while working in an affluent area on the city’s South Side.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the officer was shot Thursday evening in the “lower body.”

A Chicago Fire Department official says the officer was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment. The officer’s condition wasn’t immediately known.

Guglielmi had no information on the circumstances of the shooting, or if a suspect is in custody. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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