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7 Suspects Charged for CTA Brown Line Machete Attack [GRAPHIC]

7 charged in machete attack on CTA Brown Line platform

Brothers Attacked at Kedzie Brown Line Stop By 7 Strangers with a Machete

According to ABC7 Witness News: Seven people, including three juveniles, have been arrested and charged with attacking two brothers with a machete at the Brown Line Kedzie CTA station in the Albany Park neighborhood early Monday morning. The brutal attack was captured on surveillance video. 

A 26-year-old Jefferson Park man and his 17-year-old brother were waiting for the train shortly after midnight Monday when a group of four men and three teens approached them and asked them to flash gang signs. When the brothers refused and stated they were not part of a gang, police say 18-year-old Mario Elvira pulled out a machete and struck the 26-year-old victim in the head.

The 26-year-old remains hospitalized at Swedish Covenant Hospital in stable condition. The attack caused a gash 6 inches long and 1 1/2 inches deep, which required more than 30 stitches to close.



Police said the seven suspects - Elvira; Jean Salvatierra, 23; Kevin Ramierz, 19; Kevar Preston, 20; and two 15-year-old males and one 15-year-old female - then fled. They were apprehended by police shortly thereafter. All of the suspects are from the North side of Chicago.

A source, who provided ABC7 Eyewitness News with security surveillance footage, said he believes the only reason the attackers stopped was because a CTA train approached. 

The suspects appeared before Judge Bourgeois in bond court Tuesday. Elvira and Preston are being held on $450,000 bond, while Salvatierra and Ramirez are being held on $250,000 bond. They are next due in court on Sept. 15.


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