Man shot on Red Line train in the Loop; unrelated shooting reported in nearby South Loop

Chicago police officers at the Roosevelt Red Line station in June 2022 | Chicago Police Department

CHICAGO — A man was shot during an argument on a Red Line train at Roosevelt on Saturday evening, Chicago police said, less than two hours after another man was shot in an unrelated incident less than a block from the CTA station.

According to CPD, a 37-year-old woman took out a gun and shot a 35-year-old man during a “verbal altercation” on a Red Line train just after 8 p.m. The victim suffered gunshot wounds to his left arm and right hip.

Guided by a witness, cops quickly located and arrested the woman in the 1100 block of South Wabash within minutes of the shooting. A firearm was also recovered, according to CPD. Officers at the scene said the victim was not cooperative, and some witnesses told investigators that the victim may have also had some sort of weapon before the woman shot him.

He is in good condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Earlier, a man was stabbed in the chest and suffered a graze wound to his hand in the 1200 block of South Wabash, police said in a media statement. That victim was also uncooperative, going so far as to walk out of the ambulance and stroll away.

The Red Line victim is the second person shot at the Roosevelt CTA station this month.

On May 4, a man suffered a graze wound while struggling for control of an armed robber’s gun on the Red Line platform, officials said.

Lamont Johnson, 22, initially approached the 21-year-old victim to buy pot as they rode the Red Line around 10:50 p.m. that night, prosecutors said during Johnson’s bail on May 6. The victim initially agreed to make a deal but changed his mind when Johnson said he didn’t have money to buy it.

When the victim exited at Roosevelt, Johnson stepped in front of him, put a gun to his stomach, and demanded that he give him everything, according to prosecutors. As they struggled over the weapon, both men fell to the platform, and the victim grabbed the gun’s barrel.

During the fight, Johnson fired the gun up to four times, striking the victim once in his right shoulder, according to the allegations.

At a point when the victim was on top of Johnson, an accomplice told Johnson to “finish” the victim and then bit the victim on the back. The victim broke away and ran upstairs to get help from a CTA employee.

A CTA surveillance officer radioed descriptions of the suspects to Chicago police patrol units, and Johnson was arrested about two hours later near Printer’s Row. Prosecutors said Johnson had a gun in his backpack that was jammed with a spent casing in its chamber.

He is charged with aggravated battery by discharging a firearm and armed robbery with discharge of a firearm.

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