1 dead, 1 critically injured in shooting at CTA bus stop

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CHICAGO — A man was killed in a shooting near a CTA bus stop on Chicago's West Side Friday. A second man was critically wounded.

Police said the two men were near the CTA bus stop under the Laramie Green Line station in the South Austin neighborhood around 7 p.m. when they were shot.

Witnesses told WGN News two men in a car pulled up, got out and began shooting at the two men who were standing near the bus shelter and the Metro PCS store.

The men with guns got back into the car and fled eastbound on Lake Street in a grey, Dodge Challenger. Community activist Andrew Holmes said the car may be connected to another homicide that took place Thursday.

The man who died was believed to be in his late 30s or early 40s. He was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.  He was pronounced dead at the hospital, police said.

The second man, believed to be in his 50s or 60s,  was shot in the neck and back of the head. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The men are not believed to be targeted, according to Holmes.

Police taped off the area, as well as the door of nearby Baba's Steak and Lemonade restaurant. A bullet hole appeared in one of their windows and two shell casings were on the floor inside. The area was full of people at the time.

 

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