December 3, 2021

Chicago Union Station Shooting: 1 shot, killed inside train station, suspect wanted in California on murder warrant

CHICAGO — A person wanted for murder in California was shot and killed inside Chicago’s Union Station Tuesday afternoon after driving a train coming from Emeryville, Amtrak and officers stated.

Amtrak officers stated California regulation enforcement alerted them that an individual with a number of warrants, together with a warrant for murder, was arriving on a train into Union Station Tuesday night. The train originated from Emeryville and the journey took a number of days.

WATCH: Amtrak officers give replace on capturing inside Union Station

When Amtrak police met the person on the platform, officers stated, he ran from uniformed officers. He injured an Amtrak worker after which opened fireplace at Amtrak law enforcement officials.

“They all ran up the stairs pushing each other, trying to get out of the way,” stated Gene Vock, a witness, instructed ABC7’s sister station in Chicago. “I just heard everybody yelling, ‘Hey, there’s a shooter! There’s a shooter!’ And that’s when I left.”

An officer returned fireplace, hanging the suspect in the chest, Chicago police stated. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital the place he later died. No additional details about the suspect has been launched.

One of many victims was punched, a second was handled for nervousness and a 3rd suffered a laceration in the course of the incident, officers stated, however police didn’t specify how the Amtrak worker was injured. Amtrak officers stated the worker suffered minor accidents.

All train site visitors in and out of the station was halted briefly because of the police investigation. Service is now resuming, although riders ought to anticipate delays.

A full investigation shall be performed by Amtrak and Chicago police departments, with Chicago police main the investigation. A weapon was recovered on the scene, police stated.

Video in the media participant above is from a earlier report.