Chicago shooting on Red Line train critically injures 1, CPD says

ByLiz Nagy and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Thursday, September 8, 2022
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A Chicago shooting on a CTA Red Line train near Cermak-Chinatown left a 31-year-old man in critical condition, Chicago police said.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A man is in critical condition after a shooting on a CTA Red Line train Wednesday evening.

Chicago police said a 31-year-old man was found walking off a Red Line train at Cermak-Chinatown with a gunshot wound to his neck. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

According to police, the victim said he was on the train and was shot between the 35th Street and Cermak-Chinatown stops.

Police said the victim is "not being fully cooperative" with their investigation. No further details were immediately available.

Passengers were asked to get off the Red Line at Clark and Division, several stations north. Red Line trains resumed stopping at Cermak-Chinatown around 9 p.m.

The shooting happened just days after CTA began deploying teams of private security guards and K-9 units on board trains after a rise in violent crime on public transit.

"I have noticed that. I've noticed increased police specifically on the Red Line," said rider Anita Das. "It kind of makes me feel a little more scared, because when I see police I think something is wrong rather than feeling safer."

An investigation by Area Three detectives is ongoing. No one is currently in custody.