At about 10 p.m., Chicago Police responded to a disturbance on the 3100 block of West 84th Place.
While attempting to talk to the man, police said he pointed a gun at a police officer, Chicago Police News Affairs said in a press statement.
The officer fired his weapon at the man, wounding him. The man fled on foot, and Evergreen Park Police assisted in the search.
Although the man continued to run, police found him in a yard about a block away from the shooting in the Wrightwood neighborhood. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center for medical treatment.
According to police said that no officers were injured. Police also recovered the man’s gun.
Around 11 p.m., a community alert was issued over the Oak Lawn Emergency Notification System asking residents to call 911 if they saw “someone suspicious.”
A Patch reader reported that police were lined up and down Kedzie Avenue from 79th to 83rd Streets in both directors. All of the side streets were blocked by police squad cars.
No further information is available about the man’s identity or his medical condition. Chicago Police said the incident is still under investigation.
The Chicago Tribune reported that investigators from the Independent Police Review Authority were on the scene.