Dan Ryan shut down for hours Friday morning after woman shot in car

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Dan Ryan Expressway was partially shut down for several hours after a woman was shot while riding in a car on the expressway on the South Side Friday morning.

According to police, a 24-year-old woman suffering from several gunshot wounds to the body. The victim was a passenger in the backseat of a vehicle on I-94 northbound at 79th street when shots were fired into the car, striking the victim just after 2 a.m.

Law enforcement said the vehicle came to a stop at first block of W. 59th Street. That's when police were called.

The woman was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. She is in stable condition.

A man, 32, driving was not injured. Police said another unidentified man was also in the car but left the scene before giving a statement to law enforcement.

Illinois State Police are investigating and ask for the unidentified man to come forward. They also ask anyone who witnessed the shooting or has any knowledge of the shooting to contact the ISP at 847-294-4400. Callers can remain anonymous.

No one is in custody.

The inbound Dan Ryan was shut down between 79th and 71st temporarily but has since been reopened.

The I-Team has learned that this morning's shooting is the 14th shooting reported on Chicago-area highways so far this year. February had six reported incidents, the most reported in a single month. Both January and March had four reported shootings.

Data from the Illinois State Police shows four of the shootings in 2019 have been on the Dan Ryan Expressway. Half of the shootings have occurred in the early morning hours.

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