South Shore Line police officer shoots man on train on SE Side, police say

A South Shore Line transit police officer shot a man after Chicago police said he became aggressive toward a ticket collector and conductor on a train in Chicago's Hegewisch neighborhood Thursday morning.

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DIANE PATHIEU: And we have confirmed two people were hurt, one of them a transit officer. Here's what we know. It happened on a Chicago-bound South Shore train, number 114, just before 8:30 this morning.

Police tell us a 33-year-old man was on the train when he became aggressive towards a ticket collector and conductor. That conductor requested assistance from a northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District transit officer. As the transit officer tried to remove the man from the train, the two struggled and the transit officer discharged his weapon.

The man was shot in the stomach. He was transported to the University of Chicago hospital. The transit officer was also taken to the hospital for injuries to his face. Trains are running again with some delays. The Chicago Police Department, we're told, has now stepped in to take over the investigation.