At least one person is injured in shootings at Dan Ryan on the Chicago Expressway as the Illinois Police investigate
CHICAGO (WLS) – All lanes reopened Saturday morning on Dan Ryan after at least one person was injured in a nightly shooting on the expressway, police said.
The Illinois State Police have released few details about the incident at this point as this trend of freeway shootings continues.
ISP said the victim was shot dead near 83rd Street while driving south and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
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So far this year, Chicago and Cook Counties have seen more than 150 freeway shootings, some of which have been fatal.
ISP is using a new tool to aid these investigations with the installation of 300 specialized cameras that can read license plates along the expressways. The Dan Ryan Expressway was the first to install them in hopes of deterring some of the violence.
Police are looking to see if some of these cameras can help in the recent shootings.
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ISP is expected to provide an update on the shootings late Saturday morning.
This is a development story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
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