Man Fatally Shot At CTA Train Station

Sun-Times Media Wire
December 03, 2019 - 4:52 pm
Howard L Station Shooting

A person was fatally shot Dec. 3, 2019, at the CTA’s Red Line station at Howard. | Emmanuel Camarillo/Sun-Times


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Charges are pending against two people after a 20-year-old man was shot and killed during the lunch hour Tuesday at the Red Line’s Howard station near the border of Chicago and Evanston.

Macksantin Webb, of Rogers Park, was standing inside the station about 12:20 p.m. when someone approached him and fired shots, striking him in the neck and chest, Chicago police said.

Webb made it up to the train platform, where he was treated by paramedics, a Chicago Fire Department official said. He was taken in critical condition to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston and pronounced dead, police said.

Police said the suspected shooter ran away north on Paulina.

Shortly after the shooting, police taped off the entrance to the station and placed markers near shell casings inside.

People hoping to catch a train wondered aloud about what happened, and when the next train would come.

Shari, 27, who didn’t want to give her last name, was working in the PJ Footwear store next door when she and her co-workers heard a loud bang.

“It echoed through the store,” she said. “We were in the back and came out to the front to see what happened.”

She said another person had been shot recently in the area.

“Stuff like this happens all the time, that’s why no one is surprised,” she said.

Surveillance video from the footwear store shared with the Sun-Times shows a woman witnessing the shooting from the sidewalk. Moments later, someone wearing black clothing runs out of the station down Paulina.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not immediately release details about the fatality.

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