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Chicago police officer shot, wounded following traffic stop on south side

CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer was shot following a traffic stop on the city’s south side, WGN reports.

The shooting happened just before 11 a.m. Tuesday near 87th and Paulina in the Gresham neighborhood.

According to Chicago police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi, a 6th District officer was shot and hit in the vest by an offender following a traffic stop. Officers returned fire with the suspect.

The officer has been transported to Little Company of Mary Hospital.