Loop: 1 dead, 2 wounded in CTA tunnel shooting

Three people were shot, one fatally, in a CTA pedestrian tunnel downtown overnight, police said. No one is in custody.

Just after 2 a.m. Monday, a witness flagged down police to report shots fired in the pedestrian tunnel that connects the Blue Line and Red Line at Jackson.

Officers responded to the scene and found two men unconscious with gunshot wounds, according to initial reports.

Medical personnel pronounced one victim dead at the scene. He was shot in the stomach and chest, according to CPD. The other man is in critical condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital with gunshots to his head and arm, police said.

Police had no further information about the men or their ages.

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Officers later found a 19-year-old woman on a nearby train platform with a gunshot wound to her leg. She is in good condition and CPD said she appeared to be with the two other victims, but she was not an intended target.

Investigators believe the gunman and the two male victims know each other and were involved in a dispute before the shooting, according to a CPD statement.

Cops found about 15 shell casings at the shooting scene..

As of 3:30 a.m., police believe the gunman is a black male who wore a black coat, a gray or black hoodie, khaki pants, and brown Timberland boots. CTA surveillance cameras captured “crisp” images of the shooter, a source said.

Area Central detectives are investigating.

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