ENGLEWOOD — A police officer was shot in the leg by a fellow officer Monday night while responding to a burglary in the city's Englewood neighborhood, authorities said.
About 9 p.m. Monday, police were called to the 1200 block of West 72nd Place for a burglary in progress. When officers reached the second floor of the building, they were "confronted by a vicious dog," according to a police statement.
The dog apparently charged the officers, prompting one of them to shoot the dog. During the commotion, another officer was shot in the leg, police said.
The wounded officer was taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries, police said.
Elsewhere in the city, two men were wounded in separate shootings.
About 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, a 31-year-old man was shot in the 2000 block of West Garfield Boulevard in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, police said.
The man was walking on the sidewalk when someone approached him and opened fire, according to Officer Hector Alfaro, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.
The man was hit in the right leg and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition, Alfaro said.
On Monday night, police said a 39-year-old man was shot on the Near West Side.
The man, identified by family as Carmen Paparone, was shot in the chest while in his car.
He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, Alfaro said.