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Man Struck, Critically Injured By Stray Bullet While Sitting On Green Line Train At 51st Street

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A man was struck by a stray bullet and critically injured late Thursday on a Green Line train in the Washington Park neighborhood.

At 6 p.m., the 22-year-old man was on sitting on the Chicago Transit Authority Green Line train at the 51st Street stop when he was struck in the back of the neck by a bullet, police said.

First he heard the gunshot, then he found out he was hit in the back of the neck.

The bullet was a stray bullet and the man was not the intended target, police said.

He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition.

Area Two detectives were investigating Thursday evening.

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