CHICAGO (CBS)– At least one person was struck by gunfire after shots rang out on a CTA Red Line train in the 100 block of West Cermak, just after midnight.
According to the Chicago Police Department, two men got into a verbal altercation while riding the train. The altercation became physical and a fight ensued when the offender produced a weapon and fired a shot, striking the victim.
The victim, a 38-year-old male, sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen and was transported to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital in stable condition. The offender, a 25-year-old male, sustained injuries during the physical fight and was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in stable condition.
Charges are pending against the suspect.
A witness said other riders dropped to the floor during the shooting. The train stopped at the Cermak-Chinatown station where everyone was able to get off the train safely.