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A 29-year-old man was shot and killed aboard a CTA Red Line train on the city’s South Side early Saturday morning.

The Chicago Police Department said the shooting happened at 3:22 a.m. at the 79th Street Red Line station.

Police said an unidentified man opened fire during the incident.

The 29-year-old man was taken to the University of Chicago Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The man was shot in the chest and stomach.

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The transit system will re-install canine security units on CTA trains in the coming weeks to combat rising violent crime.

The transit system will re-install canine security units on CTA trains in the coming weeks to combat rising violent crime.
(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogas,)

Chicago police are investigating the incident but said no one is in custody.

The CTA released a statement saying it would assist Chicago police in their investigation Fox 32.

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Chicago Police Department logo.

Chicago Police Department logo.
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“This is a senseless act of violence and the CTA is assisting the Chicago Police in their investigation of this incident, including providing any relevant video from our security camera systems.”

At a press conference following the incident, CTA President Dorval Carter said that canine units would return to trains as part of an unarmed security force. Fox 32.

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Additionally, Chicago Police Department Superintendent David Brown said more police officers will be assigned to trains in the CTA system starting Saturday.