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Off-Duty CPD Officer Shot In The Leg During Attempted Robbery In Brighton Park

CHICAGO (CBS)-- A off-duty Chicago police officer was shot during a robbery in Brighton Park.

The shooting took place at the intersection of Pershing and Artesian just before 3 a.m. Tuesday.

According to Chicago police, an off-duty officer assigned to the 2nd District was entering his vehicle when he was approached by two men.

"One of them displayed a handgun and fired shots," Police said in a written statement. "The officer was shot in the leg and returned fire. It is currently unknown if the offender was struck."

Police said the officer was rushed to Mt. Sinai Hospital and he is in good condition.

No one is in custody and the incident is under investigation.

This is a developing story. 

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