Police shoot man in leg in Englewood

March 23, 2011 11:42:15 AM PDT
Police on the city's South Side shot a man in the leg early Tuesday.

Police say around 12:30 a.m., officers responded to a call of shots fired in an area known for gang and narcotics activity. As the officers approached 5900 S. Princeton, the officers say they saw a man with a gun in his hand.

The man allegedly turned and pointed the gun in the direction of the officers, and officers fired, striking the man in the leg.

The man was taken into custody and transported to a hospital. There were no officers injured and a weapon was recovered on the scene, police said in a press release.

News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said early Wednesday the person shot was under arrest but no charges have been filed yet.

A spokesperson for the Independent Police Review Authority, which investigates all police-involved shootings, confirmed the incident but did not immediately have additional information early Tuesday.

Hospital information and information on the condition of the male who was shot was not immediately available, according to Gaines.

Wentworth Area detectives and IPRA are investigating.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.