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Monday, June 18, 2012

Monkey tangled with police but don't know who lost what

A man has been shot by police near 64th & St. Lawrence, according to a spokesperson with the Fraternal Order of Police.

The shooting took place just before 8 pm and appears to have stemmed from an earlier confrontation near 63rd & Vernon.

The Chicago Police Department confirms a shooting but is not releasing further information.

The condition of the victim has not been released.
Chicago police shot a person Monday evening in the Woodlawn neighborhood, authorities said.

 Two suspects were involved in the incident, and one of them was shot, police said.

The confrontation started near 63rd Street and Vernon Avenue and ended on St. Lawrence, police said.
Two people were taken to area hospitals, one trauma patient to John H. Stroger Hospital and another to Bernard Mitchell Hospital, after paramedics were called to the area following a report of a person shot, said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Kevin MacGregor.

Police News Affairs could only confirm that there was a shots fired in the area. The Independent Police Review Authority had been notified and will investigate the incident, but had no details.

Check back for details.

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