CHICAGO (SUN TIMES MEDIA WIRE) - Three men were wounded when shots rang out early Friday on the Dan Ryan Expressway.
Just after 1 a.m., two of the men were riding in an SUV in the outbound express lanes of Interstate 90/94 near 31st Street when one was shot in the abdomen and the other in the buttocks, according to Illinois State Police. It wasn’t clear where the shots came from.
They kept driving south and exited at Garfield Boulevard, where they flagged down Chicago Police for help. They were taken to Stroger Hospital, state police said.
A short time later, a third man showed up at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center with a gunshot wound. He told investigators he had been walking along LaSalle Street, which runs parallel to the expressway, near 31st Street when he was shot, state police said.
The ages of the victims were unknown. They were expected to survive, state police said.
The express lanes were shut down between 26th and 35th streets until about 4:30 a.m. as troopers investigated.
This incident was the 28th expressway shooting reported in 2017, according to state police.