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    Residents React After Deadly Police Involved Shooting

    A deadly officer involved shooting sparked protests and outrage on the South Side. NBC 5's Chris Hush reports. 

    (Published Saturday, July 14, 2018)

    A man was struck during a police-involved shooting on Saturday afternoon in the South Shore neighborhood, authorities say.

    The shooting took place in the 2000 block of East 71st Street, police said. According to police, officers on a foot assignment observed a man that they believed was armed. After officers attempted to question him, a confrontation broke out and the man was shot. 

    According to police, the man was fatally wounded, and a weapon was recovered at the scene. 

    According to police, no officers were injured in the shooting, and the Civilian Office of Police Accountability is on the scene investigating. 

    "COPA is committed to a thorough, objective, and unbiased investigation and requests the public's patience and cooperation," the organization said in a statement. 

    After the shooting, large crowds gathered near the scene, with several individuals shouting "we can't even mourn in our community!" into megaphones. Some residents at the scene were seen on video clashing with authorities. 

    According to police, several officers were injured after residents threw rocks and bottles at them. Four individuals were taken into custody by police after the incident. 

    The incident occurred near the Bryn Mawr stop on the Metra South Chicago line, and trains traveling in both directions aren't operating due to police activity, the agency confirmed on social media.  

    Stay tuned for more updates to this breaking story.