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Chicago shootout: Man charged with attempted murder after firing shots at CTA bus and denied entry without a mask, CPD says

CHICAGO (WLS) – A 37-year-old Chicago man faces charges of attempted murder after shooting a CTA bus when police said he was denied entry for not wearing a face mask.

Fred White was arrested Tuesday night after shooting a CTA bus in West Pullman on the Far South Side, Chicago police said.

In addition to attempted first-degree murder, he was also charged with grievous discharge of firearms, unlawful use and possession of a weapon as a felon, possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number, and other related charges.

Shortly after 10:30 p.m., the man tried to board a CTA bus on the 300 block on West 119th Street and was refused entry for not wearing a mask, Chicago police said. The man then pulled out a gun and, according to CPD, fired multiple shots at the bus traveling east on 95th Street.
Two shots struck the doors of the bus, the police said. Nobody was hit.

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He was arrested a few minutes later in the 11800 block of South Princeton Avenue, police said.

He’s next on trial on Thursday.

Sun-Times Media contributed to this report.

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