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2 Arrested In Red Line Shooting Death Of Man Who Moved To The North Side To Escape Violence

The 20-year-old man was standing on the Red Line platform when he was fatally shot, according to police.

Macksantino Webb (right) was fatally shot Tuesday afternoon while standing on the Howard Red Line platform.
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ROGERS PARK — Charges are pending against two people in the killing of a 20-year-old man shot dead on the Howard Street Red Line station Tuesday, according to police.

At about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Macksantino Webb was standing on the Howard Street Red Line platform when someone pulled out a gun and began firing, striking Webb, police said in an incident report.

Webb was taken to St. Francis Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to police.

A suspect in the shooting was seen running from the train station northbound towards Paulina Avenue, and a gun was recovered at the scene, police said.

Webb lived in the 1500 block of Jonquil Terrace in Rogers Park, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner. Originally from Englewood, Webb and his brother previously went to live with his great-uncle in Rogers Park to escape violence near their home, the Sun-Times wrote in a 2016 profile of the family.

Webb’s uncle, Rev. Zollie Webb, had taken in generations of young men from his family, helping them find an out from the shootings plaguing their neighborhoods.

Webb and his brother were living with their uncle in Rogers Park in summer 2016 when they went home for one weekend, only to see his 18-year-old cousin fatally shot, the Sun-Times reported.

Charges have not yet been filed.

This story will be updated.