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Man shot at Blue Line station

Updated: June 29, 2011 12:14PM

A 22-year-old man was shot in the abdomen during a failed robbery early Wednesday at a West Side CTA Blue Line station.

The shooting happened about 12:45 a.m. at the Pulaski station at 530 S. Pulaski Rd., police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said, citing preliminary information.

A man, 22, was standing on the platform when the suspect approached him and demanded money, then started firing, police said. The man was shot in the abdomen and left thigh, and is listed in “stable” condition early Wednesday at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

The suspect, who did not manage to take any items from the man, fled on foot and is not in custody early Wednesday, police said. He is described as a tall, thin black man in his early 20s wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans, police said.

Officials temporarily closed the Pulaski station as police investigated, according to unconfirmed dispatch reports. A shuttle bus was transporting passengers around the affected area. A CTA spokesperson was not immediately available to comment.

Harrison Area detectives are investigating.

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