2 injured in shooting at Argyle CTA station, officials say

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Police have released surveillance images of two people wanted for shooting up a North Side L station during the evening rush hour Monday.

The two suspects entered the Argyle Red Line platform in Uptown about 4 p.m. and targeted two men before one of them opened fire, Chicago Police Sgt. Rocco Alioto said.

A 34-year-old was shot multiple times and critically wounded, Alioto said. He was struck in the back, abdomen, groin and buttocks and taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston. The other man, 41, was grazed by a bullet and declined medical attention, police said.

The two men who were shot are “known to police,” Alioto said. It was unclear how many other people were on the platform. No bystanders were injured.

Early Wednesday, police released the images of two males suspected in the shootings. One was wearing a black Adidas jacket with white stripes on the sleeves, dark ripped jeans and green shoes. The other has short dreadlocks and was wearing a light-colored Hilfiger hoodie, blue pants with white stripes on the side and white and black gym shoes.

“We have very good leads at this time,” Alioto said. “Detectives are on scene. They’re interviewing witnesses. They’re looking over the video. Right now we know they were up on the platform [during the shooting].”

“The area is heavily saturated in HD crime cameras and detectives are reviewing digital evidence,” police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. Area North detectives are investigating the shooting.

The Chicago Transit Authority suspended service to the Argyle station for almost four hours while police investigated the scene.

The CTA initially suspended service near Argyle about 4:15 p.m. for “an unauthorized person on the tracks,” the CTA said. Red Line service was then suspended between Howard and Addison for “police activity.” By 4:45 p.m., Red Line service began moving past Argyle, although trains bypassed the station until three hours later.

Nothing indicated that the shooting was related to another shooting Sunday night in the 5900 block of North Kenmore in Edgewater, Alioto said. In that shooting, a 45-year-old was wounded when two men exited a minivan and shot him in the leg, police said. His condition was stabilized at Saint Francis Hospital.