CTA Attack Investigated As Robbery, Victims Call It A Hate Crime

CTA Attack Investigated As Robbery, Victims Call It A Hate Crime


ILLINOIS. LIVE IN THE MOBILE WEATHER LAB, JIM WILLIAMS, CBS 2 NEWS. FOR MONTHS WE HAVE BEEN TELLING YOU ABOUT VIOLENT ATTACKS FROM THE CTA AND POLICE HAVE A WARNING ABOUT AN ASSAULT THIS WEEKEND. WHAT IS DIFFERENT IS WHAT WAS SAID DURING THE ATTACK. CBS 2’S AIRCRAFT IS LIVE FROM THE ROOSEVELT STATION. YOU TALKED WITH VICTIMS AND THEY DESCRIBED IN DETAIL EXACTLY WHAT WAS SAID. Reporter: THAT IS EXACTLY RIGHT. THE INCIDENT WAS SHORTLY BEFORE 11:30 PM SATURDAY AT THE ROOSEVELT STATION. IT IS CURRENTLY BEING INVESTIGATED AS A ROBBERY. THE VICTIMS LEAVE IT SHOULD BE MORE SEVERE. THEY BELIEVE THEY WERE TARGETED, NOT FOR WHAT THEY HAD BUT BECAUSE OF WHO THEY CHOSE TO LEFT. Reporter: THEY CUT TO HIS LEFT EYE. THEY WERE LOOKING FOR A FIGHT. Reporter: DISCOLORATION ON THE UPPER LIP. WE WERE TARGETED. Reporter: MIKEY MURPHY SAYS HE AND HIS FRIENDS WERE TAKING THE REDLINE HOME FROM A STREET FESTIVAL SATURDAY NIGHT WHEN THEY REACHED THE ROOSEVELT STATION ON THE SOUTH LOOP. THEY WERE MET BY A LARGE GROUP OF TEENAGERS AND YOUNG ADULTS. 15 TO 20 PEOPLE. Reporter: THE GROUP SHOUTING DEROGATORY REMARKS. THE HOMOPHOBIA WASN’T WHERE IT ENDED. MURPHY TELL CBS 2 HE WAS PUNCHED FROM BEHIND AND FELL TO THE FLOOR. THIS BREEZE BEHIND HIS EAR, EVIDENCE OF THE ATTACK. ABOUT LIKE 5 OR 6 OTHER GUYS COME RUSHING AFTER THAT FIRST GOT PUNCHED ME AND STARTED KICKING ME. Reporter: HIS ATTACKERS ALSO FOUGHT WITH HIS FRIENDS BEFORE STEALING HIS WALLET AND RUNNING OFF. THE CTA LADY DIDN’T HELP US. SHE DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO BUT THERE WAS ONLY ONE OF HER. ONE GIRL WORKING IN THE SECURITY. THAT’S THE PROBLEM. Reporter: CBS 2 HAS BEEN FOLLOWING CRIME ON THE CTA. 70 INCIDENT IN JUNE, 113 IN JULY. OVER 60% SPIKE OF VIOLENCE. CHICAGO POLICE RELEASED THIS COMMUNITY ALERT ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO MURPHY AND HIS FRIENDS. THE RELEASE ONLY MENTIONED TWO VICTIMS AND INCLUDING PHOTOS OF JUST THREE OFFENDERS THEY ARE SEARCHING FOR. ONE OF THE VICTIMS TELLS ME THE FEMALE OFFENDER SEEN IN THE PHOTO ACTUALLY TURNED HERSELF IN EARLIER TODAY. CHICAGO POLICE UNABLE TO CONFIRM THAT THIS EVENING. BUT THEY ARE ACKNOWLEDGING THAT DEROGATORY REMARKS WORST WERE SAID IN THE REPORT.

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