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Old Town shooting: CPD officer shoots, kills man on North Side, Chicago fire and police say

CHICAGO (WLS) — A Chicago police officer shot and killed a man early Sunday morning in Chicago’s North Side Old Town neighborhood, a CPD spokesman said.

The man killed was about 20 years old and was found dead in the 400-block of West Blackhawk Street, according to CFD.

There was a large police presence in the area of Blackhawk Street and Hudson Avenue about 5 a.m., blocking off some roadways.

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Crime scene tape blocked off Blackhawk between Cleveland and Hudson avenues just after 6 a.m., and a large number of CPD detectives could be seen in the area.

A 34-year-old Chicago police officer was also hospitalized after an incident in the same area, Chicago fire officials said.

He was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with shortness of breath, CFD said.

Neither Chicago police nor the Civilian Office of Police Accountability immediately provided any information about what took place, but COPA was on the scene Sunday morning.

Neighbors said they heard anywhere from five to 16 gunshots and didn’t hear any sort of argument or confrontation before the shooting.

“Right away, I recognized it as gunfire and so I thought about calling the police, but I figured they’d be here in a minute, and I wasn’t quite sure where to direct them,” neighbor Tim Blackmun said. “About three to five minutes later, I heard a fire engine come by, so I went out on the balcony, looked outside and I looked down the street and saw a lot of blue lights.”

A gun belonging to the person who was shot was found on the scene, CPD said, as was a clip with ammunition.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call COPA at 312-746-3609 or visit chicagocopa.org.

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