CHICAGO — A man was fatally shot at the Howard Street CTA station Tuesday, police said. Dispatchers began to get calls about the shooting shortly before 12:30 p.m., and trains were soon halted as officers investigated.
Police said an unidentified gunman pulled out a handgun and began shooting, striking a 20-year-old man standing on the Red Line platform in the chest and neck. He was taken to St. Francis Hospital, where he was pronounced dead less than an hour later.
The gunman was last seen running north from the station on Paulina Avenue, according to Chicago police. No description of the shooter was immediately available from police.
An Evanston police spokesperson said the department’s police dog was called to the scene and assisted with the investigation.
Yellow Line service was suspended, while Red and Purple Line trains were standing at Howard Street, according to the Chicago Transit Authority. Alternative service to Skokie Swift riders is available through the 97 bus. By 1:30 p.m., Red Line service was restored with delays south of Howard Street, while Purple and Yellow Line service north remained suspended, according to the CTA.
This is a developing story, more information will be added as it is received.