- A man who opened fire on a CTA Blue Line train with “an assault weapon-type rifle” Thursday morning was taken into custody, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said.
While no one was hurt in the shooting, passengers were rattled when the man fired five shots from the La Salle Station platform at the oncoming train about 11:20 a.m.
- At a news conference later in the day, McCarthy confirmed that five shots were fired at the train, but he wouldn’t speculate about the man’s motive. He said the man had a FOID card and that the stock had been cut off the rifle.
“He fired a number of shots at the train — not an individual, which is perplexing,” McCarthy said. “We responded, we got the gun, we got him. It’s kind of bizarre behavior. I don’t know his motivations.”
If you can classify him as a mental, he might lack intent. Without intent, CompStat can claim there wasn't a crime and all those bullet dents and holes are just so much "damages of unknown origin!" It's fool-proof!