A suspect is in custody after a CTA bus driver was shot Saturday night in the Loop.
The 34-year-old driver was attacked and then shot in the jaw by a male suspect shortly before 9 p.m. in the first block of East Washington Avenue, Chicago police said.
The driver was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition, police said.
A man was arrested a short time later and charges were pending, according to police. A weapon was recovered.
“An assault on any CTA bus or rail operator – public servants who have courageously kept the City moving throughout the pandemic – is unacceptable and completely unwarranted,” CTA said in a statement. “CTA will continue to assist the CPD in its investigation.”