A person was shot on the Dan Ryan Highway – CBS Chicago
by Mary Chapel
Chicago (CBS) – Authorities said one person was shot on the Dan Ryan Expressway early Saturday morning.
The Illinois State Police said they investigated a shooting in the southern lanes of the Dan Ryan River near 83 that occurred around midnight. One person was injured and taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Traffic on 83rd Street was diverted to investigate but the lanes reopened at about 1:40 a.m.
There have been nearly 200 highway shootings in the Chicago area so far this year, compared to 128 in all of 2020. The Illinois State Police last week will increase the number of evening and nighttime highway patrols in response to an increase in violence over the past two years.