By Associated Press - Monday, April 25, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - A Chicago police officer has been shot in an incident on the city’s Southwest Side.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the officer was shot in the shoulder while responding Monday to an armed person in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood. The officer was taken to Stroger Hospital for treatment of his injury.

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says the nine-year veteran and other officers spotted three suspicious people on the street, one of them possibly with a gun, and tried to stop them. The three ran as the officers got out of their squad car.

Johnson said details on how the officer was shot were under investigation. One suspect has been arrested.

Monday’s victim is the fifth Chicago police officer wounded this year, the fourth while on duty. All survived their wounds.

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