Chicago police shoot 2 people in less than 24 hours | Crime-and-courts

CHICAGO — An officer fatally shot a person in the city near the West Side Friday afternoon in the second such shooting in less than 24 hours, the Chicago Police Department said.

Officers stopped a vehicle and observed someone inside with a handgun, at which point an officer fired his weapon, striking the person, police said in a statement.

This person was taken to hospital. The person’s condition and age were not immediately disclosed.

An officer also attended a hospital for observation, the statement said.

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The handgun was recovered from the scene of the incident, police said.

The Civilian Police Accountability Office responded to the scene and was investigating the incident.

The Chicago Fire Department said a man was taken to hospital.

Around 11 p.m. Thursday, a 40-year-old man was shot dead during a fight with officers in a South Side neighborhood.

Officers approached a group of people while responding to a tracking system that gives alerts to areas where shots are being fired, police said.

The man was shot as officers “struggled with an armed offender”, police said.

He was listed in critical condition in a hospital.

This shooting was also being investigated by the Chicago Police Civil Accountability Office.

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