Man may have accidentally shot himself at Damen Blue Line: police

Chicago police say a man found with a gunshot wound outside the Damen Blue Line station may have accidentally shot himself.

Police responded to calls of a person shot at the CTA station at 1558 North Damen just before 9 p.m. Monday. They found a 24-year-old man sitting on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to his left hand.

He initially told officers that he was shot while exiting the CTA station.

“After further investigation, it appears to be self-inflicted,” CPD said in a brief media statement.

Officers recovered a handgun from the victim. A source said he is licensed to own firearms in the state but did not appear to have a concealed carry license.

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