Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Shooting At CTA Red Line Jackson Stop

By Stephen Gossett in News on Aug 31, 2017 2:59PM

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Kornell Strenger / CPD
A 24-year-old man has been charged in the targeted shooting at the Jackson Red Line CTA stop that happened earlier this month, the Chicago Police Department announced on Wednesday night.

Kornell Strenger faces felony charges of attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm. Police believe he is the shooter who fired into a CTA train after it arrived at the Jackson station on Aug. 17, at around 7:48 p.m. A victim was shot in the left arm and ankle, police said following the incident.

Chicago police said that Strenger had been sentenced to four years in 2015. He was out on parole at the time of the August shooting, having reportedly been released in December of last year. He had been convicted in 2015 for possession of a weapon, according to the Tribune. DNA Info reported that the shooting stemmed from a fight between dozens of young people that began at nearby Pritzker Park.

Witnesses described the scene of the Red Line shooting as one of confusion and panic.