4 in custody after shooting on Dan Ryan Expressway

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CHICAGO — Illinois State Police took four people into custody after a shooting on the Dan Ryan Expressway.

The shooting happened around 9 p.m. near 79th Street and Lafayette Avenue. A woman, who didn’t want to appear on camera, said she and her sister were in a maroon sedan. She said a man in another car pulled out a gun and fired shots at them. The woman kept driving to get away.

The woman pulled into a gas station where state troopers examined her car.

A police spokesperson said an officer saw the whole thing and followed the shooter’s car to a gas station. Metra and Chicago police officers detained the suspects.

“We were fearful for our lives,” she said. “He shot at us four times. There are four bullet holes in my car.”

It is unknown if the woman and her sister were the intended targets or if the shooting was a result of road rage, which is what the woman suggested.

No further information was provided. Details about the suspects are currently unknown.

The incident is under investigation.

In 2020, there were a total of 128 expressway shootings in the area. So far this year, there have been 73 in Chicago.

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