Friday, December 08, 2006

Shooting this afternoon at Chicago Loop train station

A shooting occurred earlier this afternoon at the Metra Ogilvie train station in the Loop, and for an hour or two, the station was closed to outgoing or incoming trains. It appears that the gunman shot four individuals, three critically, at the Wood Phillips sixteen attorney IP law firm on the 38th Floor of the train station building at 500 West Madison. Wood Phillips also has an Arlington, Virginia office.

The Metra Ogilvie train station is also known as the Citigroup Center and the Chicago and Northwestern railroad staion. The gunman, who used a freight elevator to get into the law firm on the 38th Floor, apparently took a hostage, and after that, the gunman was shot and killed by the police. There are unconfirmed reports that the gunman may also have shot himself about the same time as the police shot him. The gunman is said to have had a knife, snub-nosed revolver, hammer and oddly, a camera.

The Metra Ogilvie train station is now operating again, open to both outgoing and incoming trains, but the train schedules are irregular and trains are leaving when fully loaded and they are making all stops.
Jeff Berkowitz, Show Host/Producer of "Public Affairs," and Executive Legal Recruiter doing legal search can be reached at