CHICAGO (CBS) — A man was shot and killed overnight while driving on the Bishop Ford Freeway.
It’s the latest of 170 shootings on Chicago expressways this year.READ MORE: 5 Killed, 39 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago
CBS 2’s Mugo Odigwe reports the recent shooting is proof this is a deadly issue, with many Chicago expressways turning into shooting investigation scenes, and the problem is showing no signs of slowing down.
Illinois State Police said, around 1:45 a.m., troopers responded to a shooting at the southbound exit ramp from the Bishop Ford to 130th Street.
The Chicago Fire Department said a 45-year-old man died at the scene.READ MORE: Man Shot, Critically Wounded In Car Downtown
The ramp was shut down so troopers could canvass the area for evidence. The ramp reopened around 6:15 a.m.
Scenes like this have become all too familiar in the Chicago area, as expressway shootings are at an all-time high in 2021.
Illinois State Police said there have been 170 expressway shootings in the Chicago area so far this year, more than all of last year.MORE NEWS: One Person Rushed To Hospital After Multi-Vehicle Crash On Edens Expressway
Police haven’t said anything about the motive for Monday’s shooting.