Arrest made after CTA bus driver shot in Loop

The bus driver, 34, was shot Saturday night in the first block of East Washington Avenue.

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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.”

Passersby watch as Chicago police investigate Saturday night in the first block of East Washington Avenue in the Loop, where a CTA bus driver was physically attacked and then shot.

Passersby watch as Chicago police investigate Saturday night in the first block of East Washington Avenue in the Loop, where a CTA bus driver was physically attacked and then shot.

Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

Chicago police investigate Saturday night in the first block of East Washington Avenue in the Loop, where a CTA bus driver was physically attacked and then shot.

Chicago police investigate Saturday night in the first block of East Washington Avenue in the Loop, where a CTA bus driver was physically attacked and then shot.

Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

Passersby watch as Chicago police investigate Saturday night in the first block of East Washington Avenue in the Loop, where a CTA bus driver was physically attacked and then shot.

Passersby watch as Chicago police investigate Saturday night in the first block of East Washington Avenue in the Loop, where a CTA bus driver was physically attacked and then shot.

Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

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