CHICAGO (CBS) — A man was shot while driving on the Dan Ryan Expressway, in the second such incident on that interstate route this week alone.
This time, there was a child in the car.READ MORE: Shock After Gunmen Shoot, Kill Barber, Customer In Front Of Multiple People At Lawndale Barbershop
As CBS 2’s Marissa Parra reported, Illinois State Police said the shooting in the local lanes on the northbound Dan Ryan south of Garfield Boulevard around 1:15 p.m.
The victims made their way two and a half miles north to 35th Street and Wentworth Avenue near Guaranteed Rate Field.
From there, the man was taken to the hospital. Police said a woman and a child were also inside the car, but were not hit.
Near the scene of the shooting, Parra spoke with someone who works at a Checkers at 5451 S. Wentworth Ave. near the expressway, who said she heard the shots ring out before heading into work and watched people on the sidewalk duck and run.
At least two different bullet holes were left in the driver’s side door of the car.READ MORE: 'I Hope The City Does The Right Thing And Refunds Those Tickets:' CBS 2 Investigators Discover Speed Camera Sign Mistakes, And Get Results
Family told us they are grateful it wasn’t worse.
“It was three shots. It’s just really sad,” said family member Tanya Henderson. “Glad he only got hit one time in the leg, but it was a head shot in the window, and I’m glad everything worked out fine. Hallelujah, God is good.”
The man who was shot was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
There have been several other expressway shootings in the Chicago over the past week.
On Wednesday, a 46-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man were shot and wounded on the Stevenson Expressway near Cicero Avenue.
There was also a shooting on the Dan Ryan Expressway near 43rd Street on Monday, and one on the Edens Expressway near Tower Road in Northfield two days earlier. A 16-year-old Wisconsin girl was injured in the Edens Expressway shooting.MORE NEWS: Firefighters Rescue Swimmer In Distress In Lake Michigan Off 57th Drive; 2 Others Rescued After They Jump In To Help
In total, Illinois State Police have responded to at least 38 expressway shootings so far this year. This same time last year, that number was 11.