Shootout closes inbound Eisenhower near Kedzie, ISP says

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All inbound lanes of the Eisenhower Expressway were closed at South Kedzie Avenue after reports of gunfire. (WLS)

Reports of gunfire on the Eisenhower Expressway Monday afternoon briefly shut down all inbound lanes at South Kedzie Avenue, according to the Illinois State Police.

By 3 p.m., the lanes reopened after about an hour and a half. A witness reported a shootout on the expressway between people in two vehicles.

No injuries were reported, police said.

During the closure, investigators searched for evidence between Independence and California as some stuck drivers turned around and funneled off the expressway via the on-ramp at Homan.

A motive for the shooting was not determined, but many recent expressway shootings result from neighborhood violence spilling out onto the expressway.

No one was in custody.

Anyone who witnessed the shootout or has information about the incident is asked to call state police at 847-294-4400. Callers may remain anonymous.

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