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1 shot Wednesday in Chicago

The day’s only shooting seriously wounded a man on a CTA Blue Line train at the UIC-Halsted station.

CTA personnel gather outside the Blue Line station at UIC-Halsted, 430 S. Halsted St.
CTA personnel gather outside the Blue Line station at UIC-Halsted, 430 S. Halsted St., where authorities responded to a person shot on a train on Feb. 5, 2020.
Sam Charles/Sun-Times

One person was shot Wednesday in Chicago.

The man, 30, was seriously wounded in what police believe was a robbery-related shooting on a CTA Blue Line train at the UIC-Halsted station Wednesday morning.

He was getting off a westbound train at the UIC-Halsted stop about 10:45 a.m. when another person on the train pulled on his backpack, Chicago Police Chief of Patrol Fred Waller told reporters.

The two briefly exchanged words before the suspect pulled out a gun and shot the man once in the back, Waller said. The suspect took the backpack and ran.

The man was taken to Stroger Hospital in “very serious” condition, Waller said, adding there were several people in the train car at the time.

Police released photos of a suspect Wednesday afternoon.

No one was in custody Thursday morning.

Six people were shot, one of them fatally, across Chicago on Tuesday.

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