Chicago police officer shot in face on North Side released from hospital

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CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer was shot in Lincoln Park on Monday afternoon.

Just after 3:30 p.m., officers responded to the 1000 block of West North Avenue Monday afternoon on the report of a shooting. Just prior, a shopper at an Ulta location flagged down a police officer for help. The witness told police they observed a man acting erratically.

Police followed the man to a car in the parking lot, when he then opened fire — striking a male officer in the face.

According to CPD Supt. David Brown, the officer sustained a through-and-through gunshot wound to the face and was hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries.

The officer was released around 7 p.m. and stopped by the 18th District in his hospital gown before heading home.

In a press conference, police said a gun was recovered at the scene and the suspect is in custody.

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The shooting is under investigation and there is no further information.

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