Chicago police officer wounded in Englewood shooting

A police officer was shot and wounded Monday evening in Englewood, police said.

The officer was shot in the 5600 block of South Shields Avenue and was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, according to a tweet from the Chicago Police Department.

Chicago police 7th District officers were attempting a traffic stop when someone opened fire, interim police Supt. Fred Waller told reporters at the scene. It’s unclear who fired the shots or how many were fired, Waller said.

The officer was shot in the left hand and is “in good spirits,” Waller said. His parents are with him at the hospital.

The subject of the traffic stop fled the scene and remains at-large.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability, which oversees police-involved shootings, is investigating.

No other details were immediately available.

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