Man killed and woman injured in shooting outside 79th Street Red Line station


CHICAGO (CBS) – A man and a woman were shot dead Thursday night near the 79th Street CTA Red Line station in the south end of the city, and the man died of his injuries.

The shooting happened around 9:35 p.m. at 79th Street and Lafayette Avenue, near the entrance to the Chicago Transit Authority station at the Dan Ryan Expressway.

Police said a 23-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were standing outside when a man approached and shot them both.

The man was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center. The woman was shot in the arm and taken to the same hospital in acceptable condition.

No one was in custody Thursday night. Area 2 detectives are investigating.

It comes just two nights after a man was shot and injured on a Red Line train at 47th Street.


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