A Chicago police officer shot a 16-year-old boy in the arm while responding to a call of shots fired in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side on Thursday night, authorities said.

The teen was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition, according to the Chicago Fire Department. His condition was later stabilized, police said. No officers were injured.

Ogden District tactical officers responded to the calls and a “ShotSpotter” detection in the 1100 block of South Sacramento Boulevard just before 10 p.m., Sgt. Cindy Guerra said at the scene of the shooting.

When they arrived in the 1100 block of South Richmond Street, officers saw someone running through a gangway leading into an alley, Guerra said.

An officer got out of the car and chased the person before an armed confrontation ensued, and an officer shot the teen in the arm, Guerra said.

Officers used a tourniquet to treat the teen’s wound until paramedics responded. 

A gun was recovered on scene.

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