Police shoot man on South Side

October 2, 2011 5:07:04 AM PDT
A man was hospitalized Sunday after he was shot and wounded by Chicago police overnight on the South Side.

The incident happened at approximately 11 p.m. near 63rd Street and Eberhart.

Police say they approached a group of people to conduct an interview when a man ran away with his hand in his waistband. After a chase, police say the man refused to remove his hand from his waistband. A police spokesman says an officer feared for his own safety and shot the man.

The man was rushed to a hospital. His identity and condition had not been released early Sunday.

The Independent Police Review Authority says it is investigating.