CHICAGO (CBS) — A Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District Transit Police officer shot a 33-year-old man Thursday morning during a struggle on board a South Shore Line train at the Hegewisch station.
Chicago police said the man was on a South Shore Line train when he “became verbally aggressive toward a ticket collector and conductor” around 8:15 a.m. at the Hegewisch stop at 137th and Brainard.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Rain On The Way
The conductor called Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District Transit Police for assistance, and while an officer was trying to remove the passenger from the train, the man got into a fight with the officer, who shot the man in the stomach.READ MORE: Deandre Binion Charged With Shooting 21-Month-Old Kayden Swann In Lake Shore Drive Road Rage Attack
Police said the 33-year-old man was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center for treatment. His condition was not immediately available.
The transit officer also was taken to a hospital to be treated for facial injuries.MORE NEWS: All City-Run Mass Vaccination Sites In Chicago To Open For Walk-Ins Starting Friday As Supply Catches Up To Demand
Chicago police were investigating.