Woman Shot In Possible Road Rage Shooting On I-55: State Police

CHICAGO, IL — Illinois State Police stated a lady in her 20s was in vital situation after she was shot within the head in a doable highway rage capturing alongside I-55 late Thursday evening.

Troopers responded to the capturing at 10:07 p.m. on northbound I-55 close to Archer Avenue. Police stated the girl sustained life-threatening accidents. She was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

All lanes of northbound I-55 close to Archer have been closed for a number of hours, reopening simply earlier than 3:30 a.m., police stated.

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In a tweet, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) stated it was responding to an “off-duty officer-involved shooting” at I-55 and Archer. According to NBC Chicago, authorities stated an off-duty officer known as the incident in, but it surely was not clear whether the officer was involved in the shooting or simply witnessed it.

State police described the automobile the wounded girl was in because the“offending” vehicle, ABC Chicago reported.

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Anyone who witnessed the capturing or has info on it’s requested to contact state police at 847-294-4400, or e-mail [email protected] Witnesses might stay nameless.

COPA additionally requested anybody with info on the capturing to name its office at 312-746-3609 or visit its website.

Late final month, Illinois State Police stated the whole quantity expressway shootings within the Chicago space was down 36 percent in comparison with this time final year.

“The number of non-fatal injury expressway shooting in the Chicago area is down 46 percent and the number of expressway homicides is down 90 percent compared to this time last year,” police stated in a information launch.

ISP Director Brendan Kelly stated state police have been “committing numerous resources to combat what was a rising number of expressway shootings in the Chicago area.”

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