Man shot on CTA Red Line near Cermak stop, in serious-to-critical condition

One man was shot inside a CTA Red Line train just after midnight Saturday near the Chinatown neighborhood’s Cermak station.

At 12:14 a.m., the 38-year-old was wounded by gunfire inside a CTA train that was pulling into the Cermak-Chinatown stop in the 100 block of West Cermak, according to Chicago police.

He was shot after arguing with a 25-year-old man inside the train, police said. The altercation became physical, and the 25-year-old pulled out a handgun and fired bullets at the other man.

The 38-year-old was taken to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, according to CPD and the Chicago Fire Department, while the 25-year-old was brought to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Both were in serious-to-critical condition.

No charges were filed yet as Area Central detectives investigated the shooting.

Red Line service was suspended between the Roosevelt and 35th Street stations after 1 a.m. due to the crime scene, according to a CTA alert. Shuttle buses were provided as alternatives.

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