Cops Investigating Second Report Of Person Shot By Pellet Gun At CTA Station

For the second time in less than 24-hours, Chicago police are investigating a report of a person shot by a pellet gun at a CTA train station.

An Uptown man called police around 2:45 p.m. on New Year’s Eve to report that he had been shot by a BB gun while at a train station. Chicago police tonight declined to offer further details about where the incident took place. The victim declined EMS treatment, the department said.

On Saturday, a 21-year-old man shot in the face with a pellet gun as he stood on the Grand Red Line station platform around 8:40 p.m.

That man was treated for his injuries at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said. A source reported that a pellet had become lodged in the man’s face.

One witness reported that he believes that Saturday’s shooter was either inside the conductor cabin or standing between cars of a southbound train when the man was shot.

No one is in custody for either incident.

Early on November 27, a man reported being shot in the neck and stomach by a pellet gun as he stood outside of a Boystown bar at Halsted and Cornelia. The man, who refused medical treatment and did not file a police report, said the offender shot at him from a black car that was moving eastbound on Cornelia.

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