Green Line beating first death on CTA in two years

March 21, 2013|By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz | RedEye

A 37-year-old man was beaten to death Saturday at the 43rd Street Green Line station--the first homicide on the CTA in two years, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

The assault Saturday occurred in the 300 block of East 43rd Street in Grand Boulevard, police said. The last homicide on CTA property took place in March 2011, when a 68-year-old woman was allegedly pushed during an iPhone theft at the Fullerton stop on the Red and Brown lines, RedEye determined.

Citywide, gunshot homicides occurred in the last week in Auburn Gresham, Gage Park and South Lawndale, RedEye found.

Meanwhile, a 26-year-old was stabbed to death Monday in the 4800 block of North Drake Avenue in Albany Park, police said.

Ten homicides have been logged so far this month. Fifty-two homicides were recorded in March 2012, RedEye data shows.

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