Amtrak Police Officer Wounded a Man in a Shooting near Union Station

One person was wounded in a police-involved shooting Wednesday evening near Union Station, authorities said.

The shooting, which involved an Amtrak police officer shooting someone, took place near Van Buren and Canal Streets about 8:45 p.m. One person was taken in serious-to-critical condition to Stroger Hospital, according to a Chicago Fire Department spokesman.

An Amtrak spokesperson confirmed late Wednesday that an Amtrak Police Officer was involved in the shooting and that the Chicago Police Department was leading the investigation. The officer was not injured, officials said.

Amtrak did not release any other details about what led to the shooting.

Chicago police were not releasing information and referred questions to Amtrak police.

Canal Street between Van Buren and Harrison streets were blocked off as part of the crime scene, which is next to the Union Station Transit Center. Officers also taped off a small area in front of Union Station near the corner of Canal Street and Jackson Boulevard.

CTA buses were being rerouted in the area, according to the CTA.

Article Org: chicagotribune.com

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