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CHICAGO (CBS) – A male offender is shot and wounded after his weapon discharged during a struggle with police in the Oakland neighborhood Friday night.
Police said around 9:55 p.m., tactical officers observed the male standing with a group of people in a park, on the 700 block of East 37th Street, with a weapon in his waistband.
Officers approached the offender and a struggle ensued. During the struggle, the offender’s weapon discharged – striking him in the leg.
The offender was taken to the University of Chicago Hospital for his injury.
No officers were injured. A weapon was recovered on the scene.
Area One detectives are investigating.
No further information was immediately available.