CHICAGO (CBS) — A man was struck by a stray bullet and critically injured late Thursday on a Green Line train in the Washington Park neighborhood.
At 6 p.m., the 22-year-old man was on sitting on the Chicago Transit Authority Green Line train at the 51st Street stop when he was struck in the back of the neck by a bullet, police said.READ MORE: Law To Allow Permanent No-Contact Orders In Sex Convictions
First he heard the gunshot, then he found out he was hit in the back of the neck.READ MORE: Arab Americans in Illinois Will Finally Be Counted When They Get Their Vaccine
The bullet was a stray bullet and the man was not the intended target, police said.
He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition.MORE NEWS: Judge Gives Jussie Smollett's Defense Team More Time To Prepare Pre-Trial Arguments
Area Two detectives were investigating Thursday evening.