CHICAGO (CBS)– One person is dead after a shooting on the Edens Expressway near Elston Avenue overnight.
Illinois State Police responded to a shooting on I-94 near Elston around 12:20 a.m.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Spotty Showers Sunday Night, Monday
When troopers arrived, they found a person who had been shot, and SUV with several bullet holes in the driver’s side door and front window. The victim was taken to the hospital, and pronounced dead. The victim’s name, age, and gender have not been released.READ MORE: Phase 2 Opens Monday In Illinois Outside Chicago For Anyone 16 And Over To Get COVID-19 Vaccine, But Teens Under 18 Face Challenge
It was not immediately clear if the victim was the driver or a passenger of the SUV.
Police shut down the northbound lanes of the Edens for about three hours as they investigated, but all lanes reopened before the morning rush.MORE NEWS: On One-Year Anniversary Of Botched Smokestack Demolition, Little Village Community Leaders Call For Jobs, Better Environmental Protection
It was at least the 75th shooting on a Chicago area expressway this year.