Off-duty Cook County correctional officer shot in leg

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

CHICAGO (WLS) -- An off-duty Cook County correctional officer was shot in the leg Saturday evening on Chicago's South Side, police said.

The 36-year-old officer was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in good condition. His injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, a Cook County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said.

Two people were being sought in connection with the shooting, which occurred at about 8:30 p.m. in the 7300-block of South Aberdeen. Police said the victim was standing outside a residence when two suspects emerged from a vacant lot and fired in the victim's direction.

Chicago police were investigating.