MAN CHARGED IN SHOOT­ING AT LOOP RED LINE STA­TION

Chicago Sun-Times - - CITY BEAT - BY MATTHEW HEN­DRICK­SON Staff Re­porter Email: mhen­drick­son@ suntimes. com Twit­ter: MHen­drick­sonCST

A Chicago man has been charged with at­tempted mur­der in con­nec­tion with a shoot­ing nearly two weeks ago at aCTA sta­tion in the Loop.

Kor­nell Strenger, 24, faces felony charges of at­tempted mur­der and ag­gra­vated bat­tery/ dis­charge of a firearm, Chicago Po­lice said.

He was ex­pected to ap­pear in court for a bond hear­ing Thurs­day .

Po­lice said Strenger was the gun­man who fired into a Howa rd-bound Red Line train and wounded a 23- year- old man about 7:45 p.m. Aug. 17 soon af­ter it pulled into the Jack­son Sta­tion, 230 S. State.

Strenger, of the Gre­sham neigh­bor­hood, was on pa­role for a weapons vi­o­la­tion at the time of the shoot­ing, ac­cord­ing to the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions. He was re­leased on pa­role in De­cem­ber 2016 af­ter be­ing con­victed the year be­fore of pos­ses­sion of a weapon by a felon and sen­tenced to four years in prison.

Po­lice said the shoot­ing stemmed from an ar­gu­ment be­tween two groups on the sta­tion’s plat­form and said the vic­tim was tar­geted.

A pas­sen­ger on the train said he saw the gun­man fire five or six times into the train, strik­ing the man. The vic­tim was taken to North­west­ern Me­mo­rial Hospi­tal for treat­ment of wounds to his left arm and an­kle, po­lice said.

Kor­nell Strenger

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