Three men shot near Garfield Red Line station

On Wednesday, a CTA train operator was hospitalized after two teenagers beat him while a train was stalled near the Garfield station.

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Three people were wounded in a shooting near the Garfield Red Line station Dec. 3, 2021.

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Three men were wounded in a shooting near the Garfield CTA Red Line stop Friday afternoon on the South Side.

Two men were on the sidewalk about 12:42 p.m. in the 200 block of West Garfield Boulevard when two people approached and fired shots, Chicago police said.

One man was struck in the back while the other was shot in the abdomen. Both were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in fair condition., police said.

Police originally reported that the two gunmen demanded the men’s shopping bags and personal items before unleashing gunfire.

A third man who was in the area suffered a gunshot wound to the thigh and took himself to the same hospital, where he was in good condition, police said.

No arrests have been reported. Area One detectives are investigating.

Trains were bypassing the station during the police investigation but resumed service with delays by 4:10 p.m., the CTA said.

On Wednesday, a CTA train operator was hospitalized after two teenagers beat him while a train was stalled near the Garfield station.

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