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A police officer in suburban Chicago was shot early Thursday while investigating a report about a stolen car, authorities said.
The Romeoville officer was wounded in the shoulder during an exchange of gunfire with a suspect who was on foot, police Chief Ken Kroll told reporters.
The officer’s condition was not released, but the “news we received earlier was positive,” Kroll said.
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The shooting occurred shortly after midnight. The 29-year-old suspect was found hours later, hiding in shrubs about a mile outside Romeoville, the chief said.
“Stuff like this doesn’t happen here too often,” Kroll said.