CTA Red Line shooting: Teen shot near station hours after CPD supt. says he plans to move resources to Chicago Transit Authority

CTA Red Line shooting: Teen shot near station hours after CPD supt. says he plans to move resources to Chicago Transit Authority

CHICAGO (TOC) — Hours after Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown mentioned he plans to maneuver officers from desk obligation and different non-patrol models to the CTA, there was one other violent incident that left an adolescent shot.

Crime tape surrounded the 79th Avenue Pink Line station for the second time in three days Monday after, police say, a 17-year-old boy was critically damage throughout a gun battle proper exterior the station.

The capturing comes as extra cops are being added to the transit system after the deadly weekend capturing of 29-year-old Diunte Moon, a father of an 8-year-old woman and scholar at Roosevelt College.

He was shot whereas onboard a Pink Line prepare on the identical 79th Avenue station.

“After my nephew acquired killed on the identical place on 79th Avenue, one other younger boy will get shot! When is it going to cease?” Moon’s uncle James Moon mentioned.

Police are actually searching for two males in reference to the homicide.

Surveillance video clearly reveals each males wished by police.

Moon’s household mentioned he had simply gotten off work as a safety guard at Millennium Park, when he fell asleep on the prepare earlier than being woken up by robbers.

“On a regular basis, I test on him and textual content him. He texts me again, ‘I am good, mama. I am on my method!’ Not this time. They took his life for no purpose! As a result of they wished the telephone!” his mom Kina Moon mentioned. “He missed his cease. Somebody noticed him snoozing, quick access. These things occurs on a regular basis on the prepare. On a regular basis! On a regular basis I see it once I’m coming out and in. I see it once I get on the prepare. It is very unhealthy!”

Early Tuesday morning, a person, who’s about 40 years previous, was using the CTA Pink Line within the 1500-block of North Clybourn Avenue when a male suspect reached for his bag, police mentioned.

The suspect took the bag, however police had been capable of find him, in response to CPD.

Nobody was injured, and prices are pending within the incident that happened about 3:30 a.m. close to the usually busy North Avenue and Clybourn buying district.

To beef up staffing, the CTA is bringing again Ok-9 safety groups that had been eliminated in 2019, and CPD is reassigning officers from desk obligation and specialised models.

“It makes me scared, very scared to even take the prepare,” CTA rider Charles Rowan mentioned.

Although CTA-related crime is under pre-pandemic ranges, ridership is about half of what it was in 2019.

“We’ll should pivot increasingly more sources from administrative jobs to assignments just like the CTA,” Brown mentioned Monday.

Up to now this yr, crime is up 33% in comparison with final yr, with almost 600 batteries reported — nearly three a day.

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