Bystanders flagged down a CTA bus for help after a man and a woman were critically shot on the West Side Saturday night.
Both victims, in their mid-20s, were taken from Cermak Road and Rockwell Street to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition at about 7:35 p.m. Saturday night, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Quention Curtis said.
The driver of an eastbound #21 Cermak bus called for help to assist a single person who had been shot, and no shots were fired on the bus, said CTA spokesperson Sheila Gregory.
After the bus pulled over, the male victim, who was not a passenger when he was shot, then got onto the bus, said police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien.
Two pools of blood were seen splattered onto the steps inside the entrance area of the bus, which was still parked at the intersection of Cermak Road and Rockwell Street as of 9 p.m. No blood was seen on the seats inside the bus.
A woman also suffered a side graze wound to the chest, said police at the scene of the shooting.
Two pools of human blood, an image no one should have to see in our society.
Any fool can shoot a gun. Put away your guns and talk to each other. That’s a skill worth developing.