1 in critical condition after shooting near Union Station

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SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE - A person was shot about a block south of Union Station on Wednesday night in the West Loop, officials said.

Emergency crews responded about 8:45 p.m. to the intersection of Van Buren and Canal streets, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

The victim was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital, fire officials said.

Chicago Police referred questions on the shooting to Amtrak police, who did not immediately respond to requests for comment.