Dan Ryan Expressway reopens after shooting shuts down lanes; 2 taken into custody, Illinois State Police say

Roz Varon Image
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Illinois State Police trooper witnesses Dan Ryan shooting
All Dan Ryan express lanes reopened after police concluded their investigation.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A shooting at the southbound Dan Ryan and 39th Street took place Thursday morning, Illinois State Police said.

A state trooper witnessed the shots being fired from a vehicle about 3 a.m. on the outbound Dan Ryan express lanes.

The trooper followed the suspects, and two people were taken into custody at 79th and Perry, police said.

According a preliminary investigation, ISP District Chicago Troopers were able to make a traffic stop and safely secure the female driver and male passenger, police said. The male passenger was transported to a local area hospital for a medical emergency unrelated to the shooting, police added.

Two people were taken into custody after a shooting on the Dan Ryan Thursday morning.

Police said no one was hurt. The investigation is still underway as they search for shell casings in the area of the incident.

All southbound express lanes on I-94 from 29th Street to 31st Street were shut down during the investigation and traffic was diverted to local lanes, police said. All lanes reopened around 6:25 a.m.

The investigation is open and ongoing, according to police. There is no additional information.