Chicago police shoot person in Washington Heights

CHICAGO (STMW) - There was a police-involved shooting in the Washington Heights neighborhood on the Far South Side that left one person critically wounded Saturday, officials said.

At 1:25 p.m., officials responded to a call of an assault in progress in the 1000 block of West 103rd Place when the shooting occurred, according to Chicago Fire Media Affairs and the Chicago Police Department News Affairs office.

The male, whose age was not immediately known, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious-to-critical condition, according to the fire department and Larry Merritt, spokesman for the Independent Police Review Authority.

Police said no officers were injured and that a gun was found at the scene. There were at least 40 to 50 police officers on the scene late Saturday afternoon.

Cops scowled as they looked out at a the crowd of a a few dozen neighbors gathering on the sidewalks beyond the police tape.

Among the group, a few jeered at the officers, angrily recounting some version of the shooting. One man said the victim had been shot five times after raising his hands, had fallen and was shot again on the ground. Others said the victim had been prone on the porch when he was shot.

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