Police in the Jefferson Park neighborhood shot a teenage boy Friday morning after he swung a board at one of them.
The boy, either 16 or 17 years old, was shot twice and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with wounds to his arm and leg.
It's not clear why he ran from two uniformed Jefferson Park district officers, who approached him and two others as they stood in an alley near the 4400 block of North Mulligan Avenue about 12:30 a.m.
Police stopped the boy and two others because they were hanging out in an alley and may have been breaking curfew.
One of the officers gave chase on foot and the other in a car. During the chase, the boy ran down a gangway, tried to jump a fence and confronted the pursuing officer with a board from a fence, according to Camden and a statement from the Chicago Police Department.
Camden said the boy noted his skills as a lacrosse player and said he "knew how to swing." The officer ordered the boy to drop the board, but he refused and instead moved toward the officer, according to the police statement. The officer fired twice after the boy lunged at him, Camden said.
No officers were injured