Woman shot on Red Line train in the Loop

A 30-year-old woman was shot during an argument on a Red Line train in the Loop overnight, police said. The offender, who ran from the train and escaped through an emergency exit, remains at large.

Police responded to the State-Lake station, 188 North State, at 12:09 a.m. and found the victim with a gunshot wound to her knee. The officers applied a tourniquet to slow her blood loss while waiting for paramedics.

CTA surveillance video showed the gunman exiting the tunnel through an emergency exit that leads to the outside. A police surveillance officer said he was a Black male who wore a black t-shirt with the letter V on it, black track pants with a white stripe, and Air Jordan 12s. He was with a Black female who wore a two-color hoodie with dark pants and multi-colored shoes, the operator said.

This morning’s victim is the 28th person shot in the Loop this year, up from 18 at this point last year, 11 by this date in 2020, and five for the entire year of 2019.

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