Chicago Police shoot man in South Shore neighborhood

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CHICAGO - Chicago Police are investigating an officer involved shooting in the city's South Shore neighborhood.

Police say Area Central Gun Team units responded to a call of men with guns on the corner of East 71st Street and South Merill Avenue around 12:10 a.m. on Saturday.

When they arrived they saw a group of four men on the corner. One of the men started running.

"The officer saw him with a weapon in his hand and told him to drop the gun and put his hands up. The individual turned, raised the gun towards the officer and the officer fired his weapon several times, striking the individual multiple times," said Chicago Police Deputy Chief Berscott Ruiz.

The 23-year-old was taken to a nearby hospital. His condition is not known.

Police say a weapon was recovered at the scene.

Some neighbors say the man was well-known around the neighborhood and that they didn't see a gun.

No officers were injured.

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