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Shooting at site of Metra station

Tribune staff report

December 8, 2006, 4:00 PM CST

Ogilvie Transportation Center is being evacuated this afternoon while officials investigate a shooting inside the building, Chicago police said.

Police said at least one person was shot at 500 W. Madison St., but that person's condition is not known.

Around 3:40 p.m., one man could be seen being taken out of the building on a stretcher.

Emergency crews were responding to reports of multiple people shot, CLTV reported.

The address houses the Metra station and the Citibank Group Center.

The building is shut down and trains are not running.

There were dozens of police cars in front of the building along with two fire trucks.

People were seen hurrying down the escalators and running from the 37-story skyscraper on the west side of the Loop.

Many commuters who'd planned to board trains at Ogilvie were milling around in the cold, trying to figure out how they would get home.

Keegan Greene, who works at Verizon Wireless on the first floor was helping a customer when fire alarms began going off.

"One of the security guards came up to us and started saying, "Run, run, run, run, run!" Green said.

He said he saw someone on a stretcher on the first floor as he exited and saw two stretchers being brought out of the building.

The Associated Press contributed.
Copyright (c) 2006, Chicago Tribune

This is my train station. Looks like I won't be going home in a big ol' hurry tonight! Yikes!

1 comment:

Northwoods Woman said...

OH SHIT! Now I'm worried! Call me!