(STMW) — A 19-year-old man was shot early Sunday while riding in a vehicle on the Eisenhower Expressway on the Near West Side.
About 2:15 a.m., the man was a passenger in a vehicle with two other occupants heading westbound on I-290 near Racine Avenue when a dark colored vehicle pulled up next to them, according to Illinois State Police. Someone inside the vehicle fired several shots, striking the man once in the leg.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Illinois; 1-3 Inches Of Snow Possible
The driver took him to Rush University Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized, police said.
Tamika Loyd, who identified herself as the mother of the driver, told reporters outside the hospital that her son’s car had been shot up, but that he and his friend were going to be okay.READ MORE: Chicago Park District Hosts Polar Adventure Days At Northerly Island
“Thank God he is, but the violence needs to stop” Loyd said. “I don’t know what else to say.”
All lanes were open as of 5:05 a.m., police said.
While police were investigating, a vehicle drove through the closed-off portion of the expressway just before 5 a.m. and crashed into a parked trooper’s car, police said. No one was injured, and the driver was taken into custody. Police believe the driver was under the influence of alcohol.MORE NEWS: Northwestern Medicine Study Gives Clues About How Long COVID-19 Symptoms Can Linger
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