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16-year-old shot on Red Line in South Loop

Another teenager was shot on the Red Line early this morning, this time in the South Loop area on the city's Near South Side, authorities said.

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16-year-old shot on Red Line in South Loop
The Cermak-Chinatown Red Line stop in the South Loop was the scene of a shooting early Sunday morning in which a 16-year-old was shot in the ear and the eye. | Photo: Chicago Transit Authority Stock

Update: The person taken into custody has been cleared by police. CPD has released additional information, including photos and video of the suspected shooter. See the video below.

South Loop, Chicago - Another teenager was shot on the Red Line early this morning, this time in the South Loop area on the city's Near South Side, authorities said.

The shooting reportedly happened just after 2:00 a.m. near the 100 block of W. Cermak in the South Loop neighborhood on the city's Near South Side.

Police said a 16-year-old male was shot in the ear and the eye while riding the Red Line near the Chinatown stop. He reportedly heard multiple shots fired but could not describe what happened after that.

Fortunately there was a witness who was able to provide police with a description of a possible offender. Officers later located a male matching the witness provided description and recovered a pistol.

Charges are pending.

The wounded teen was taken to Stroger Hospital where he is listed in serious condition this morning.


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