2 shot at 95th Street CTA Red Line station

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Two people were critically wounded by gunfire and a third person was injured by shattered glass in a Christmas Eve shooting at the CTA Red Line's 95th Street station, according to police.

About 10:45 pm, a man and a woman were shot at the station in the Princeton Park neighborhood on the South Side, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer.

A 25-year-old man was shot in the chest, and a 41-year-old woman was shot in the knee and the stomach, Greer said. The two were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center where they were each listed in critical condition.

A 24-year-old man suffered a wound to his face from broken glass and was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital, Greer said. His condition is stabilized. There was a shattered window near an entrance of the station.

A male offender got into an altercation with the woman and fired gun shots at the mezzanine level of the train station, Greer said.

At the scene of a shooting, about a dozen police officers blocked off a section of an entrance to the train station with yellow and red tape. Several yellow markers were sprinkled on the floor near the entrance, where police found shell casings and other evidence.

Police briefly removed the tape to allow a CTA technician inside the crime scene so the shattered window could be replaced.

Several passing CTA and Greyhound bus commuters stopped nearby momentarily to see what happened.

No one is in custody, Greer said. Police said they were seeking a man in his 50s who fled eastbound after the shooting.

Train service was not affected by the shooting, according to CTA spokeswoman Ibis Antongiorgi.

The Chicago Tribune contributed to this report.

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