COPA investigates after off-duty CPD officer involved in shooting in Chicago’s North Austin neighborhood – NBC Chicago

Officials are investigating after an off-duty Chicago police officer was involved in a shooting in northwest Chicago near the city’s North Austin neighborhood, authorities said Wednesday.

Chicago police say the shooting happened at 8:16 a.m. Wednesday morning in the 2000 block of North Laramie Avenue.

Officials said the officer was not injured, but was taken to an area hospital for observation and later released. A preliminary statement from police said it is not yet known whether other people were injured in the incident.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating the use of force in the incident, and the officer involved will be assigned to routine administrative duties for 30 days.

This story is developing and will be updated as new information becomes available..

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