Male shot by police in West Englewood

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A person was shot by a Chicago Police officer Saturday night in the West Englewood neighborhood.

Officers on patrol about 9 p.m. in the 7000 block of South Hermitage Avenue saw a group of males standing on a front porch drinking alcohol, police said.

When officers approached the group, a male — whose age was not immediately known — ran away, police said. Officers then chased him.

During the chase, the male reached for a gun at his waistband, ran down an alley, and turned and pointed his weapon at an officer, police said.

The officer fired at the male, striking him, police said.

He suffered a gunshot wound to the buttocks and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in good condition, said Fire Media Affairs spokesman Larry Langford.

No officers were injured in the shooting and the suspect’s weapon was recovered at the scene, police said.

Pat Camden, a spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police, could not immediately provide additional details about the shooting early Sunday.

The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating the shooting, spokesman Larry Merritt said.

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