A Chicago police officer shot a man Friday afternoon after officers stopped a car on the Near West Side, officials said.

About 3:15 p.m. police conducted an “investigatory stop” on a vehicle in the 2100 block of West Adams Street, police said.

When officers spotted an armed person inside the vehicle, an officer shot that person, police said.

Paramedics took the gunshot victim in unknown condition to Stroger Hospital, said Larry Merritt, spokesperson for the Chicago Fire Department.

Tom Ahern, spokesperson for the Chicago Police Department, said on Twitter that a gun was recovered, one person was arrested and no officers were injured.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability in a tweet said it was at the scene and urged anyone with information to call the office at 312-746-3609 or reach out through its website, chicagocopa.org.

The officers involved will be placed on administrative duties for 30 days, as is routine when officers fire their weapon at someone.

It was at least the second police shooting in less than 24 hours, as police shot someone in the Back of the Yards neighborhood late Thursday.



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