- Associated Press - Monday, May 15, 2017

MARENGO, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say an Illinois police officer has shot and wounded a juvenile who pointed a weapon at police.

The shooting happened about 11 p.m. Saturday in Marengo, about 55 miles (88 kilometers) northwest of Chicago.

Marengo police said in a statement Sunday that the juvenile was taken to a hospital for treatment. His age and condition weren’t disclosed.

The officer wasn’t injured and was placed on administrative leave, which is department policy following an officer-involved shooting.

Police say the shooting took place amid an investigation by officers into suspicious activity in the area. Additional details were expected to be released Monday.

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