Police: Person shot on Dan Ryan near 84th Street

Chicago Crime

CHICAGO — One person was shot while driving on the Dan Ryan Tuesday morning.

Just before noon, police responded to northbound lanes near 84th Street on the report of a shooting. The incident resulted in a crash of a jaguar sedan owned by a Chicago man. Police said one person was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

State police did not identify the person who was driving the car or the person who was injured. However, court records show the owner of the vehicle does have past charges for weapons violations. 

Chicago resident Vincent Brown, who works in the area, said he is frustrated by reoccurring city violence.

“It’s ridiculous, Brown said. “Bullets can come anywhere. They can hit our place of business. They can go anywhere.

“Why don’t they protest about the shooting on the expressway, our babies being shot? Get out here and protest that.”

Counting this incident, Illinois State Police have responded to 225 Cook County expressway shootings so far this year. On Monday, troopers responded to the Interstate-290 exit ramp at Des Plaines for a shooting that led to a nearby crash. One day prior, on Sunday, three people were shot on the Bishop Ford.

Police have installed license-plate readers on expressways in an effort to curb the shootings.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has any knowledge of the shooting can call police at 847-294-4400.

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