Man shot and killed outside Greyhound station in West Loop

The Greyhound bus station at 630 West Harrison Street. | Google

Chicago police say a man was shot and killed as he exited his vehicle in front of the Greyhound bus station in the West Loop on Monday morning. The killer remains at large.

The victim, 30, parked his vehicle around 11:18 a.m. in front of the terminal at 630 West Harrison and began to make his way toward the station, CPD Dep. Chief Jill Stevens said.

As he walked, another man approached him and began shooting, striking the victim multiple times, Stevens continued. The victim succumbed to his wounds at Stroger Hospital.

Police initially said the victim and gunmen were in a “verbal altercation” before the shooting, but Stevens told reporters during a press conference that police did not believe any words were exchanged.

She said the gunman “walked right toward” the victim and then opened fire.

A variety of video cameras, including one mounted on a CTA bus, captured the shooting and the gunman’s escape. Witnesses were also interviewed by police.

Stevens said Chicago police would be releasing surveillance photos of the offender. She described him as “dark-skinned,” 5’10” tall, and heavyset. He was wearing a black hoodie with white writing across it and black sweatpants with two stripes on either side, according to Stevens.

The gunman was last seen on Jefferson Street heading north with a piece of luggage or a similar bag.

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