Fatal motorcycle crash and shooting investigation snarls morning commute on Dan Ryan

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CHICAGO — A fatal motorcycle crash and a shooting investigation shut down parts of the Dan Ryan Expressway for several hours early Friday morning.

In one incident, state police say shots were fired from a vehicle near 63rd Street and the Skyway entrance just before 1 a.m. Two men were inside another vehicle when the bullets came through the window.

One man, the passenger, was transported to Trinity Hospital, then to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition.

The victims car is riddled with at least 20 bullet holes on the passenger side. Police have not provided a description of the suspect or the vehicle involved. An investigation shut down the expressway at 63rd for several hours.

This incident is the second expressway shooting this week. As of Wednesday, police say there have been 74 expressway shootings this year — three were fatal.

In a separate incident Friday, one woman was killed and a man was seriously injured after a motorcycle crash on the Dan Ryan at 47th Street.

According to police, the motorcycle lost control, striking the wall and flipping the riders onto the CTA Red Line tracks. The Dan Ryan express lanes were closed for several hours, and power was shut off to CTA tracks. 

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