MAN CHARGED IN SHOOTING AT LOOP RED LINE STATION
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.