Blue Line shooting "not random"


The suspected offender was captured in these photos

Blue Line train delays after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, resulted from a passenger being shot at Harrison and Halsted, according to the Chicago Police Department (CPD). 

"This wasn’t just a random act,” said Chicago Police Chief of Patrol Fred Waller at an afternoon press conference. "It appears to be a robbery-related at this time.”

A 30-year-old man with a backpack and the man in these photos, reportedly, exchanged words in the third car from the front of the train. As the man with the backpack began to leave the train, the offender grabbed the backpack and shot its owner. 

The victim was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. hospital, 1969 Ogden Ave, in serious condition, according to the Chicago Fire Department. 

Detectives were able to work with witnesses and the 12th District Strategic Decision Support Center (SDSC) which had access to multiple video sources from the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). They were able to work the case in real time, explained Anthony Guglielmi, Chief of Communications, CPD. 

At the moment there is no further information about either the victim or the shooter.

If you have any information about the person in these photographs or the incident, you can anonymously report it online.



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