Man fatally shot at Morse Red Line station

Update September 16 — The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the victim as Joel Jenkins of the South Shore neighborhood.

A 26-year-old man was fatally shot Tuesday evening inside the Morse Red Line station, police said. No one is in custody.

The victim was inside the station at 1358 West Morse when a vehicle pulled up outside and opened fire on him, according to CPD. One round struck the victim in the abdomen, and he collapsed next to the turnstiles.

An ambulance transported the victim to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he was pronounced dead.

Chicago police arrived at the scene very quickly and briefly chased a black Infiniti with chrome trim and a sunroof that they saw speeding from the scene. A CPD supervisor terminated the pursuit.

Investigators found about six shell casings at the scene. Area Three detectives are handling the case.

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