By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A man was shot in the leg after the Philadelphia Police Department says he fired at officers and led them on a chase through Hunting Park.

According to the police department, this happened around 8:40 p.m. when two officers were patrolling near 9th Street and Hunting Park Avenue. Sergeant Eric Gripp tells CBS3 a man approached the officers as they drove through the park. Law enforcement noticed the man fidgeting in his pockets.

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At first, they asked the man if he was okay before noticing he had a gun. One of the officers got out of the car and told him to put the gun down. The department says he responded by firing at the officer.

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The man then took off, leading officers to Jerome Street a block away. Authorities say he hid behind cars and shot at the officers. Law enforcement fired back, hitting him in the calf.

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After trying to get into a house on Colwyn Street, the man was arrested and taken to Temple University hospital. He is currently in stable condition, the department says.