1 injured in Eisenhower Expressway shooting on West Side: Illinois State Police

Female victim shot in armpit near Lawndale

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022
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A female victim was shot in the armpit while riding in a car on I-290 early Wednesday morning.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- One person was shot early Wednesday morning while riding as a passenger in a car on the Eisenhower Expressway near Lawndale, Illinois State Police said.

A female victim, whose age was not immediately known, was in a car driving inbound on the Eisenhower near Sacramento Avenue about 4:15 a.m. when someone in a passing vehicle fired shots, police said.

She was shot in the armpit, according to state police.

The car's driver, who was not hurt, managed to go directly to Stroger Hospital.

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The victim's condition was not immediately known.

State police briefly shut down inbound Interstate 290 at Sacramento to search for shell casings, but it reopened about 5:40 a.m.

No one was in custody later Wednesday morning.

There was also a shooting on the Dan Ryan Expressway Tuesday night, state police said.

Troopers responded just after 10:40 p.m. to southbound Interstate 94 at 93rd Street for a reported shooting.

One person was shot and taken to a local hospital, police said.

Lanes were temporarily shut down and reopened just before 2:40 a.m.

Anyone with information on either shooting is asked to call ISP at 847-294-4400 or email at ISP.CrimeTips@Illinois.gov. Witnesses can remain anonymous.