University of Chicago student shot while sitting on Green Line train; critical condition

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CHICAGO — A University of Chicago student is in critical condition after he was shot while sitting on a Green Line train Thursday near Washington Park.

Just before 6:30 p.m., authorities responded to the 51st Street Green Line station on the report of a person shot. Chicago fire located a 22-year-old man suffering from at least one gunshot wound.

He was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition.

Police believe the student was sitting on the train when he was shot in the back of the neck by a stray bullet.

On Friday, the University of Chicago said the victim is an undergraduate student.

“The University has learned that an undergraduate student was shot and injured by what appears to be a stray bullet while sitting in an off-campus Chicago Transit Authority elevated train near 51st Street and King Drive on the evening of Thursday, July 1. The student is being treated at the University of Chicago Medical Center. We are greatly saddened by this news, and the University community sends our hopes for the student’s recovery. The Chicago Police Department is investigating the shooting.”

The shooting comes after a 9-year-old girl was critically wounded in a double shooting near 79th Street and Maryland a few hours earlier. A few hours after the Green Line shooting, a 1-month-old was critically wounded in an Englewood mass shooting.

No suspects are in custody at this time. Anyone with information can leave an anonymous tip at cpdtip.com.

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