CHICAGO
12/10/2012 02:07 pm ET

Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer Shot During Attempted Robbery

An off-duty Chicago police officer was wounded in an armed robbery attempt early Monday on the city's Southwest Side.

The 34-year-old 10-year veteran of the force was shot multiple times after a man approached him and tried robbing him at gunpoint on a sidewalk near West 63rd Street and South Nashville Avenue around 12:30 a.m., according to NBC Chicago.

The officer, whose name has not been made public, was shot in the chest and arm and sustained wounds. The officer's condition was listed as stable as of later Monday morning and he is expected to survive the shooting, CBS Chicago reports. The shot to his arm broke his wrist.

According to ABC Chicago, the officer was preparing to take his child out of a car seat at the time of the attack. The child was not injured in the shooting.

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Monday morning said that the officer, who was assigned to the city's Englewood police district, is "in good spirits," according to the Chicago Tribune. McCarthy vowed that police will "catch the guy [who did this]."

A police investigation into the shooting is ongoing as officers are looking for a silver car and three individuals they believe are connected to the incident.

Elsewhere in the city, at least two people were killed and about 13 others wounded in shootings over the weekend.

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