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Conductor of Amtrak train shot in abdomen at Naperville station; suspect from Wisconsin

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Witnesses: Conductor of Amtrak train shot (PHOTO: WGN)

NAPERVILLE, Illinois – An Amtrak conductor was wounded in a shooting Tuesday afternoon, May 16th at the Naperville train station, according to WGN. 

It happened around 4:45 p.m.

Police say the 45-year-old conductor was outside of the stopped train when a passenger inside at the time open fired.

The conductor was struck in the abdomen.

The suspect, who is in his 70s, and from Wisconsin, was attempting to fire again when other passengers on the train stepped in and subdued him.  He was taken into custody, and a handgun was recovered.

The conductor was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

In a statement, Amtrak confirmed the shooting saying:

“We are aware of an incident near Naperville, Ill., where an Amtrak employee sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound. We are cooperating fully with local authorities who have a suspect in custody.  Additional information will be provided when available.”

No motive has been released in the shooting. The investigation is ongoing.

The identities of the victim and suspect have not been released.

Monitor FOX6 News and for updates on this developing story.

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