Interstate 57 shootings leave 2 wounded in single day

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Illinois State Police and Chicago police investigate at a gas station in the 11100 block of South Ashland after a person was shot while driving on I-57 early Saturday in the Morgan Park neighborhood. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Two people were wounded in a pair of shootings Saturday on Interstate 57 in the south suburbs.

In the evening, a 30-year-old woman was grazed by a bullet as she drove on I-57 near Calumet Park, Illinois State Police said.

At 6:32 p.m., the woman was driving north on I-57 near 127th Street when she was grazed by gunfire, Illinois State Police said. She refused medical treatment at the scene.

Four vehicles were struck by gunfire during the shooting, state police said. Investigators believe the gunfire came from a black vehicle with multiple people inside.

All inbound lanes of the expressway were closed for hours for an investigation.

Earlier in the day, a man was shot on I-57 about 1 a.m. near 111th Street, police said.

A 19-year-old man from Urbana was shot about 1 a.m. while driving southbound on I-57 about half a mile north of 111th Street, police said. The shots were apparently fired from another vehicle.

He pulled off the expressway and stopped at a gas station near 111th and Ashland Avenue to call authorities, state police said. He was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound that was not thought to be life-threatening.

His 19-year-old passenger, a man from Georgia, was uninjured, police said.

Troopers closed down all southbound lanes on I-57 until about 3:50 a.m., police said. State police are investigating.

Anyone with information about the shootings should call state police at (847) 294-4400. Callers can remain anonymous.