CHICAGO (CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM) — Two men were shot — including one fatally — as they drove on the outbound Stevenson Expressway I-55 near Central Avenue on the Southwest Side Tuesday morning, according to Illinois State Police.
The passenger in the vehicle was dead on the scene and the driver, who was shot in the face, was able to pull over to the shoulder about 3:53 a.m. without crashing, according to ISP District Chicago Master Sergeant Anthony Hoop, citing preliminary information. Both were men of unidentified ages.
Though the shooting stemmed from “some type of altercation” it was not known how the men were shot and a description of the shooter or shooters was not immediately available, ISP District Chicago Trooper Mark Hall and Hoop said.
The driver was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, Hoop said.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Officer said it was not notified as of 4:45 a.m.
A second passenger in the car was not injured in the shooting, Hall said.
All southbound lanes were closed as of 4:50 a.m., according Hall.
No one is in custody as of 4:30 a.m. Tuesday and the shooter or shooters are “unknown and at-large,” according to Hoop.
State Police are investigating.
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