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CHICAGO --A Chicago police officer is recovering tonight after being shot while on duty this afternoon.

The officer and her partner had responded to an armed robbery in progress in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

As soon as the officers got out of their squad car, the suspects fired.

The officer was hit in the leg But she and her partner both returned fire.

The injured officer was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition.

Police took one suspect into custody near the scene.

They are also questioning a person of interest.