Driver suffers life-threatening injuries after being shot on the Dan Ryan

A Georgia man suffered life-threatening injuries after being shot on the Dan Ryan Expressway Wednesday night.

The shooting happened about 7:40 p.m. on I-94 northbound express lanes near 33rd Street, according to Illinois State Police.

The driver of the vehicle, a 26-year-old man from Atlanta, Georgia, was hit by gunfire from an unknown vehicle also traveling on northbound I-94, police said. The man was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, police said.

A 27-year-old man from Austin, Texas, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was transported to a local hospital due to injuries suffered as a result of a crash during the incident, authorities said.


All local and express lanes were temporarily shut down for the investigation, but were reopened around 11:45 p.m., state police said.

Police continue to investigate the shooting. Anyone who witnessed or has any knowledge of the shooting is asked to contact the Illinois State Police at 847-294-4400.  Callers can remain anonymous.