Man, woman from Waukegan killed in Kennedy Expressway shooting

News
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

CHICAGO — Two people were killed in a shooting on the Kennedy Expressway.

It happened at around 4:00 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Interstate 90/94 near Armitage Avenue, according to Illinois State Police.

Police say a man and a woman were shot.  They found a black semi-automatic weapon on the floorboard of the driver’s side of the silver Chevrolet Tahoe SUV. The victims were identified as Eric Taylor, 43, and Camille Cooley, 36, both of Waukegan, Illinois.

Emergency responders and state police cars blocked off all outbound lanes of the Kennedy this morning.

Chicago has seen a dramatic rise in gun violence this year, including this troubling trend of expressway shootings.

Earlier this year, the Illinois State Police launched a campaign to try to stop highway shootings, by beefing up uniformed patrols and surveillance from aircraft, video cameras and undercover officers.

 

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Popular

Latest News

More News