CHICAGO (AP) — A security guard and a 16-year-old girl were shot and wounded on a Chicago Transit Authority train early Thursday when the guard’s gun accidentally discharged, striking both of them, police said.
The guard had approached the girl, who Chicago police said was “causing a disturbance” about 4 a.m. on a CTA Red Line train, when they got into a minor physical altercation that caused the gun the man was carrying in his pocket to fire.
The resulting gunshot struck the guard in the leg and grazed the teen’s stomach, police said. Both of them were taken to the Illinois Masonic Medical Center in good condition.
Police detectives were continuing to investigate the shooting, which happened in Chicago’s Lake View neighborhood.