Thursday, April 16, 2009

Blood "Everywhere" at Howard El Station (Updated)

SEE FINAL UPDATE: FINAL UPDATE ON THIS MORNING'S BREAKING NEWS ALSO SEE: Shooting at Howard El Station Mystery Deepens Exclusive photos by Scott Norris Bloody footprints led police to a bloody mess. An excellent report from North Howard Neighbors Association (NHRA) gives details: At approximately 6:45 A.M. this morning a Chicago Police squad on a routine check at the Howard Street Red Line Station spotted a trail of blood. They followed the trail up Paulina to the Harold Washington Memorial Playlot ... That's where they found a bloody bench (as seen at NHRA). But there was at least one other bloodied bench, as shown in the exclusive photo here. According to NHRA, police "Someone obviously sat on the bench and attempted to stop the bleeding of what would appear to be a significant wound. At this time, it is not known who the 'victim' is or what the circumstances are. At about 7:10 A.M. a radio dispatch said a person located at the Loyola Red Line Station was bleeding and in need of medical attention. At this time, it is not confirmed whether the incidences are related." The Loyola CTA station is the third stop south of the Howard station. NHRA reports that the person "in need of medical attention" at Loyola was the same person who left a lot of blood up at Howard. NHRA says that scanner chatter indicated that "he was tranported to St. Francis Hospital for medical treatment. No other information is available." CommieBama Hats and More Chicago News Bench RSS Feed Follow ChiNewsBench on Twitter!