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Man shot at Argyle Red Line station

Updated: December 18, 2013 2:03PM



A man was shot in the Uptown neighborhood early Wednesday — apparently while trying to board a Red Line CTA train at the Argyle stop.

The injured man then rode the train to the Lawrence stop, a source said.

The man, 20, was at the station in the 1100 block of West Argyle shortly after 2 a.m. when a gunman approached, yelled gang slogans and fired, hitting him in the shoulder, police said.

The man was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in stable condition, police said.

Police said the victim has gang affiliations. Investigators are looking at surveillance footage to determine whether the shooting happened on the platform or in a train car.

The shooting led to an eight-minute delay, but train operations have since return to normal, a CTA official said.

Tammy Chase, a CTA spokesman, said the agency is cooperating with police.

“We have cameras on both [CTA] platforms and on the rail cars,” Chase said. “So any relevant video will be turned over to CPD to assist in their investigation.”

Wednesday’s shooting was the first this year or in 2012 on CTA rail property, Chase said.

Contributing: Stefano Esposito



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