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Cop accidentally shoots own finger while cleaning gun at South Side station

The incident happened in the Gresham District station in the 7800 block of South Halsted.

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The incident happened in the Gresham District station in the 7800 block of South Halsted on Aug. 2, 2019.
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A Chicago police officer accidentally shot himself in the finger Friday at a South Side station.

The officer was cleaning his gun when it inadvertently discharged and struck his pinky finger, Chicago police said.

He was taken to a hospital in good condition, and was treated and released, police said.

The incident happened about 11:10 a.m. in the Gresham District station in the 7800 block of South Halsted, police said.