1 killed, 2 seriously hurt in I-57 shooting of people in 2 cars

A man was killed and two others seriously hurt in a shooting early Friday on Interstate 57 near 119th Street.

Occupants of two vehicles were wounded in the attack, which happened about 12:45 a.m. in the northbound lanes, according to a statement from Illinois State Police.

Video from media reports showed two cars riddled with dozens of bullet holes.

The wounded men drove to the 22nd District police station at 1900 W. Monterey Ave., state police said. Three men were then taken to hospitals, where one of them died. His name hasn’t been released by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.


Initially listed in serious condition, two men went to Christ Medical Center while another went to the University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago fire spokesman Larry Merritt said.

A woman in one of the vehicles was uninjured, state police said. All northbound lanes of I-57 were closed until 6:15 a.m. for an investigation.

Shootings on Chicago-area expressways more than doubled in 2020 over the previous year, according to state police. In February, the state allocated more than $12 million to state police to install high-definition cameras to help solve expressway shootings.