Shots fired on Division Street Blue Line platform, suspect detained

The Division Blue Line station (Jacob G./Creative Commons)

CHICAGO — A suspect is in custody after shots were fired on the Division Blue Line platform in Wicker Park overnight.

Chicago police said the 32-year-old gunman was riding the train when he got into an argument with a CTA worker around 1:07 a.m. The man pulled out a gun as he stepped off at Division Street and began shooting at the train as it pulled out of the station, according to CPD.

The CTA’s surveillance camera system recorded the entire incident.

Police arrived quickly and arrested the gunman. They also seized his firearm, according to CPD.

He was taken to Norwegian Hospital for an evaluation. The CTA employee was taken to St. Mary’s to get checked out, but they were not physically injured, according to police.

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