CHICAGO (CBS) — A man who stopped on the Chicago Skyway with a gunshot wound Monday night was shot earlier on the Dan Ryan Expressway, Illinois State Police said the following evening.
State police said a 23-year-old man from Itasca was driving south on the Dan Ryan in the local lanes at 61st Street at 8:22 p.m. Monday, when his car was struck by gunfire and he was shot in the leg.READ MORE: Katrina Pierce Charged With Using Names Of Homicide Victims To Collect Tax Refunds And Stimulus Checks, And She Has Gone To Prison Before For Similar Schemes
A 3-year-old child was in the car with him at the time, but was not injured, state police said.READ MORE: Man Shot, Critically Wounded In Grant Park Near Roosevelt Road
Upon realizing he had been shot, the victim got off the Dan Ryan and merged onto the Skyway to escape further gunshots. He made it to the Chicago Skyway Toll Bridge and stopped.
The victim was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, state police said.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Weekend Warmup
Anyone who witnessed the shooting or knows about it is asked to call Illinois State Police at (847) 294-4400.