Red Line Shooting Leaves Man, 38, Seriously Wounded

November 10, 2018 - 10:34 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) --One man was shot inside a CTA Red Line train just after midnight Saturday near the Chinatown neighborhood’s Cermak station.

At 12:14 a.m., the 38-year-old was wounded by gunfire inside a CTA train that was pulling into the Cermak-Chinatown stop in the 100 block of West Cermak, according to Chicago police.

He was shot after arguing with a 24-year-old man inside the train, police said. The altercation became physical, and the 24-year-old pulled out a handgun and fired bullets at the other man.

The 38-year-old proceeded to disarm and batter the 24-year-old after being shot, police said. The men were known to each other.

The 38-year-old was taken to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, according to CPD and the Chicago Fire Department, while the 24-year-old was brought to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Both were in serious condition.

No charges were filed yet as Area Central detectives investigated the shooting.

Red Line service was suspended between the Roosevelt and 35th Street stations after 1 a.m. due to the crime scene, according to a CTA alert. Shuttle buses were provided as alternatives.

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