Chicago Red Line shooting today: Man hurt after shots fired on CTA train on 87th Street on South Side, police department says

Chicago Red Line shooting today: Man hurt after shots fired on CTA train on 87th Street on South Side, police department says

CHICAGO (TOC) — One other weekend and one other violent assault on the CTA. This time, the sufferer is a 60-year-old man who was shot after stepping into an argument with one other man on the Purple Line, Chicago police mentioned.

“That is ridiculous, I imply, my pops is 60 years outdated,” mentioned Raymond Head, a CTA rider.

Crime on the CTA is changing into all too frequent, riders say.

“It really is de facto scary. Like, we’re college students,” mentioned fellow CTA riders Maggie Rojero and Sergio Ameccua. “There’s a number of folks on there that is harmful, so yeah.”

The taking pictures occurred within the Chatham neighborhood close to the 87th Avenue Purple Line cease about 6:10 a.m., police mentioned.

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The sufferer was transported to the College of Chicago Medical Heart in vital situation, police mentioned.

Police mentioned the shooter fled from the prepare at 87th Avenue. Nobody is in custody and Space Two detectives are investigating.

“It is getting ridiculous out right here, and hopefully Chicago police and the CTA come up with it actual quick,” Head mentioned.

Head mentioned only a few weeks in the past, his father was additionally was robbed on the Blue Line.

“Some man adopted him from Jackson all the way in which to Western, and adopted him off the Blue Line and so they robbed and beat him up. He did not have something,” Head mentioned.

Head mentioned he is pressured to take the prepare day-after-day to work.

“I acquired to get house and make the cash for my youngsters so. I am attempting to remain secure myself,” he added

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These current acts are prompting the violence prevention group, Ex-Cons for Neighborhood and Social Change, to launch a week-long initiative. They’re deploying volunteers to watch the CTA themselves in a single day and stop extra crimes like these.

“It’s unsafe at evening. I really feel like anytime of the day, as a result of there’s actually no safety down there and something dangerous might occur,” Rojero mentioned.

Police haven’t offered additional details about Saturday’s taking pictures.

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