‘Person of interest’ questioned after off-duty Chicago officer shot

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CHICAGO -- A person of interest is being questioned in connection with the shooting of an off-duty Chicago police officer.

He was picked up at a hospital, where he was being treated for a gunshot wound.

The shooting happened at about 2:20 a.m. Monday in the 10100 block of South Green Street.

The 49-year-old officer was sitting in a parked car when two armed men walked up and announced a robbery.  The officer reached for his gun, and both parties exchanged fire.

The officer was hit in the leg and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious but stable condition. He is expected to be OK.

Police did not know whether the officer shot either suspect during the incident. Police were searching area hospitals for people who may have been shot by the off-duty officer.

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