4 people shot near South Side CTA station

Chicago Crime

CHICAGO — Four people were shot Wednesday near a South Side CTA station.

Police initially said three people were shot around 11:40 a.m., in the 6300 block of South King Drive on the report of a shooting.

Police said a 73-year-old man, a 51-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man were standing on a sidewalk near the King Drive Green Line station when an unknown man on foot approached and opened fire.

According to authorities, a fourth victim, a 46-year-old man, walked into the University of Chicago Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the leg. He was reportedly in stable condition.

The 73-year-old man and the 51-year-old woman were also transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in fair condition. The 39-year-old man was also transported to the University of Chicago. His condition is unknown at this time.

The CTA said an employee heard the shots and one victim ran into the station seeking medical attention. No disruptions to service occurred.

“I feel like it needs to be more people to come in the community and hold each other more accountable for these types of situations not to happen,” South Side resident Gwedy Breg said. “Should be more vigilant and work together more.”

The suspect was described as an African American man wearing a red jogging suit. No one is in custody as police investigate.

Anyone with information can leave an anonymous tip at cpdtip.com.

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