CTA Train Shooting

Man Shot, Critically Wounded While Sitting on Train at CTA Green Line Station

Two uniformed CTA personnel, both wearing yellow reflective jackets, and two Chicago police officers stand behind a railing at a Green Line station

A man was critically injured Thursday afternoon after he was shot while sitting on a CTA Green Line train, forcing service disruptions.

According to Chicago police, the 22-year-old man was sitting on a train, which was stopped at the 51st Street Green Line station, at approximately 6 p.m. when he heard shots. A bullet struck him in the neck, according to authorities.

The man was rushed to a local hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

Due to the ongoing police investigation, trains are not running on the Green Line between 35th-Bronzeville-IIT and the 63rd Street terminal, according to the Chicago Transit Authority. Riders are being urged to use the #3 King Drive bus or to take a bus to the Red Line as an alternative.

No suspects are in custody, and Area One detectives are investigating.

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