Shots were fired during a fight on the Grand Red Line platform around 9 a.m. Monday morning, police said. No one was injured, but the incident unfolded just hours after a 16-year-old boy was shot and killed outside the same station’s entrance.
Police said a 30-year-old man was leaving the platform when he got into an argument that turned physical. One of the other participants struck the man in the head with a firearm, and two shots were fired, according to a CPD statement. An officer at the scene said there may have been a struggle for the weapon.
EMS took the victim to Northwestern Memorial Hospital to treat his head injury.
Police searched for three suspects — two men and a woman. Initial information from the scene indicated that a woman wearing a shirt that resembled a security guard uniform dropped a gun at some point during the confrontation.
She was described as Black with a light complexion. She has short hair, stands about 5’5″ tall, weighs 140 pounds, and wore burgundy pants. No descriptions were available for the other two men.
The altercation came seven hours after 16-year-old Vadarrion Knight was shot and killed at 7 East Grand, directly outside the CTA station entrance.
Police said a gunman shot the teen three times near the southeast entrance to the station and ran from the scene at 2:03 a.m. Knight suffered two gunshot wounds to his chest and one to his knee, according to CPD. He was pronounced dead a short time later.
Video posted by Spot News on Twitter shows Knight was ambushed as he exited the station escalator. (Graphic video here.)
An officer who reviewed CTA surveillance footage said the gunman entered the station’s southwest entrance, crossed the mezzanine, and then waited for the victim to arrive. He said the offender was a Black male who wore a black mask, gray winter cap, gray or black coat, black pants, and gray gym shoes.