Person shot and wounded inside Union Station, fire officials sayCindy Hernandezon August 25, 2021 at 12:26 am

A person was shot and wounded Tuesday evening at Union Station, fire officials said.

About 5:30 p.m., paramedics responded to a call of a man who was shot at Union Station, 225 S. Canal St., according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt.

The man was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in traumatic arrest, Merritt said. His condition was not immediately known.

Another man was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was stabilized with unknown injuries, Merritt said. Two other men, with unknown injuries, were also transported to Rush University Medical Center, where they were stabilized.

Train traffic was temporarily halted because of “ongoing police activity” but has resumed moving with residual delays as of 6:30 p.m., according to an Amtrak Alerts Twitter account.

A spokesperson for Amtrak could not be reached for comments. No other details from authorities were immediately available.

Train passenger Alicia Gainey said she heard people running inside the station shouting, “‘Get out. There’s an active shooter.'”

Gainey, who was boarding a train to Elkhart, Indiana, after the incident Tuesday, described the atmosphere shortly after the disturbance: “Everybody is scared.”

Stephanie Bommarito, of Rochester Hills, Michigan, was in the restroom when she got a string of harried texts from her husband, Philip.

“It was awful,” she said. ” ‘Get out … active shooter,’ and I’m trying to get out of the stall,” said Bommarito, whose husband had left the train station with their two children, Mia, 9, and Leo, 7.

She met her family on the street, and they waited outside, missing their 5:50 p.m. train to Detroit.

“I was just worried about my kids and what kind of trauma they might be experiencing,” Stephanie Bommarito said.

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