U of Chicago student dies days after being shot while riding Green Line train

A University of Chicago died Sunday after he was shot while riding the CTA Green Line train in Washington Park on the South Side Thursday evening.

Max Solomon Lewis, 22, was picked up by paramedics at a Green Line station in the 300 block of East 51st Street around 6 p.m., police and the University of Chicago said. He was shot in the neck and was transported in critical condition to the University of Chicago Medical Center.


Lewis, a third-year student at the University of Chicago, died of his injuries Sunday, police and university officials said.

The bullet apparently crashed through the window of the train, police said. Lewis was not believed to be the intended target, according to police. No one was in custody.

He was pursuing a double major in economics and computer science, treasurer of the Promontory Investment Research RSO, president of the fraternity AEPi, and actively involved in the student community on campus, university officials said.

In an email Sunday, university officials asked anyone with information to call Chicago police or the University of Chicago police.

"During this sorrowful time, our deepest sympathies are with Max’s family, friends, and all who knew him," they said.