CHICAGO (CBS) — We hear time and again from people in the suburbs, afraid to drive into the city because of the shootings on Chicago area expressways.

That fear is justified.

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So far this year, there have been 171 shootings on Chicago’s expressways. Compare that to 128 in all of last year.

Early Thursday morning, a woman was shot while driving on Interstate 57 near 159th Street in the southern suburbs. She managed to drive herself to the hospital.

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That was the 24th shooting on I-57.

The Dan Ryan Expressway has seen the most shootings with 52.

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The Eisenhower has seen 36, the Bishop Ford Freeway, 28, the Stevenson 16, and the Kennedy has seen six shootings this year.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff