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Man shot at North Ave beach; officers hurt breaking up fights

The shooting occurred about 9 p.m. Tuesday and fights erupted nearby as crowds were cleared from the beach, police said. Three Chicago police officers were injured breaking up fights.

A follower sent us pictures of the aftermath of the incident at North Avenue Beach that spilled over into the Old Town neighborhood Tuesday night. This is at the intersection of North and Wells.

CHICAGO (AP) — Three Chicago police officers have been injured breaking up fights after a man was shot at the city's North Avenue Beach.

The shooting occurred about 9 p.m. Tuesday and fights erupted nearby as crowds were cleared from the beach, police said.

The shooting victim was taken to a hospital. Another man was arrested in connection with the shooting and a gun was recovered.

One officer suffered scrapes and arm lacerations, while a second was hit in the eye shortly before 11 p.m., police said.

A third officer was taken to a hospital after being struck in the back of the head by an object.

A 16-year-old was arrested.

A video sent in by a follower to the Chicago Journal showed some of the aftermath that spilled over into the Old Town neighborhood late last night.


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