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#1 steve4031

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 10:01 PM

The story said the gun man shot from an open window of a commuter train. Does not make sense.

http://www.nbcchicag...-422628944.html

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:09 AM

Naperville (IL) Sun (by Chicago Tribune) 5/16:
 

'It’s crazy, plum crazy': Sisters see Amtrak conductor lying on Naperville platform, shot

 

 

An Amtrak conductor was shot Tuesday afternoon at the downtown Naperville Metra station by a passenger firing from the train window who is now in custody, Naperville police Cmdr. Lou Cammiso said.

 

The suspect is a Wisconsin man in his 70s who shot the conductor as he stood on the train platform, Cammiso said. A gun has been recovered, he said.

 

The conductor, an Amtrak employee, suffered an "non life-threatening gunshot wound,'' according to a statement from Amtrak.

 

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#3 CNJRoss

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:14 AM

WLS-TV Chicago 5/16:

Amtrak conductor shot by passenger at Naperville Metra station, police say

 

 

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (WLS) -- A suspect is in custody after shooting an Amtrak train conductor in the stomach at the Naperville Metra station, police said.
 
"Amtrak people crying and they come on the intercom announcing if anyone is a medic or has medical training to come. And he sounded out of breath when he was asking," said Vickie, a passenger.

Investigators said a man in his 70s reached out of the train's window and shot the conductor after he stepped off the train Tuesday afternoon. The gunman was held by passengers until police arrived.

"We don't know any motive at this time or reason why it happened. We know that the conductor stepped out onto the platform and the suspected reached out a window and fired at him," said Cmdr. Louis Cammiso, Naperville Police Department.

 

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#4 CNJRoss

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:23 AM

WMAQ-TV Chicago, IL 5/16:
 

Passengers Subdue Man in 70s After Amtrak Conductor Shot in Naperville: Police

 

The Amtrak train, called the Southwest Chief, runs from Los Angeles to Chicago and was carrying 235 passengers at the time.

 

 

An Amtrak conductor was shot by a septuagenarian Metra passenger Tuesday as he stood on a Naperville train platform, police said.

 

The conductor, a 45-year-old man from Homewood, was shot in the torso, according to Amtrak and police. The wound was considered non-life threatening, according to Amtrak. The suspect, a man in his 70s from Wisconsin, fired from the window of a train, according to police. The alleged shooter was found by police being restrained by passengers on the train, authorities said.

 

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:29 AM

WMAQ-TV Chicago, IL 5/19:
 

Friends, Coworkers Rally Around Wounded Amtrak Conductor Shot in Naperville

The Amtrak train, called the Southwest Chief, runs from Los Angeles to Chicago and was carrying 235 passengers at the time.

 

 

The Amtrak conductor shot by a passenger Tuesday has undergone surgery and is now on a breathing tube as a community rallies around his wife and four children.

 

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His wife's co-workers at the 5th Quarter Restaurant in Homewood have set up a GoFundMe page to help with his medical expenses.

 

"Your prayers go out to them, it's gotta be tough on all of them," Steven Nemitz, the restauratn's owner, told NBC 5.

 

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:34 AM

Naperville (IL) Sun by Chicago Tribune, 5/19/17:
 

Retired law enforcement officer charged with shooting Amtrak conductor at Naperville station

 

 

A retired federal law enforcement officer has been charged in this week's shooting of an Amtrak conductor in Naperville.

 

Edward Klein, 79, of West Allis, Wis., appeared in DuPage County bond court Friday morning, charged in Tuesday's train station shooting in which the Amtrak conductor, a 45-year-old man from Homewood, was seriously injured.

 

DuPage County prosecutors said Klein was returning from an aborted trip to Las Vegas and was planning on catching a train to Milwaukee, but tried to leave the train at a scheduled stop in Naperville.

 

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 06:16 AM

WMAQ-TV Chicago 5/19:
 

Wife, Daughter of Wounded Amtrak Conductor Speak Out

The Amtrak train, called the Southwest Chief, runs from Los Angeles to Chicago and was carrying 235 passengers at the time.

 

 

Sara case has not been able to talk to her husband since before his surgery on Tuesday. She says the days that followed have been emotionally draining but she is encouraged by doctors who say her husband is improving.

 

"He just said to me 'I love you, I love you, I love you,'" Case said of her husband Michael.

 

The 45-year old Amtrak conductor suffered critical injuries when he was shot by a passenger at the Naperville train station.

 

"You never think your husband is going to go to work and be shot," she told NBC 5.

 

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 06:19 AM

Daily Herald, Arlington Heights, IL 5/23/17:
 

Doctors: Condition of Amtrak conductor shot in Naperville improving

 

 

Doctors caring for the Amtrak conductor shot by a passenger last week in Naperville upgraded his condition to serious from critical Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

 

Michael Case, 45, of Homewood, remains at Edward Hospital in Naperville, where doctors determined his condition improved a week after he was shot in the abdomen, causing "very significant intestinal injuries."

 

Case's doctors say he faces a lengthy recovery from damage to his intestines caused by a bullet from a .38-caliber revolver.

 

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 07:46 PM

WBBM Chicago 5/31/17:
 

More Surgery For Amtrak Conductor Shot At Naperville Station

 

 

(CBS) — The 45-year-old Amtrak conductor who was critically wounded May 16 while working on the eastbound Southwest Chief, at the Naperville station, is undergoing a second round of major surgery overnight.

 

Edward Hospital Medical Director Dr. David Piazza describes the operation taking place on conductor Michael Case, of Homewood, as “car wash surgery.”

 

He says the goal is to clean out anything that could cause infection, such as fluids that spilled from one organ to the next at the time he was wounded.

 

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He said most people who sustain wounds to the abdomen of the type Case endured die before doctors can treat them. Piazza said the bullet that struck Case missed two major veins by “millimeters.”

 

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 07:49 PM

Naperville (IL) Sun by Chicago Tribune, 6/1/17
 

After a bullet went through his abdomen, Amtrak shooting victim faces months of recovery

 

 

The Amtrak conductor shot as he stood on the rail platform of the Naperville train station faces multiple surgeries and months in the hospital before he can be released, a doctor said Wednesday.

 

Dr. David Piazza, medical director of trauma surgery at Edward Hospital in Naperville, said Michael Case, 45, of Homewood, will have a "long hard slog" on his road to recovery. "He's going to be out of commission for six to nine months," Piazza said.

 

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