Eisenhower Expressway closed after driver shot after being shot on west side


CHICAGO (CBS) — The Eisenhower Freeway was partially closed on the west side of town, after a driver was shot and then drove onto the freeway.

Chicago police said at 9:11 p.m. a 26-year-old man was driving a car on the 2900 block of West Lexington Street when someone in a silver Nissan Maxima shot him.

The victim then took the fast lane. An Infiniti was seen alongside the shoulder with the door open.

The victim was taken to Cook County Stroger Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds to the body and was reported in fair condition.

The suspect also boarded the Eisenhower and fled west, police said.

Two small boys, aged 1 and 6, were in the car with the man who was shot, police said. Neither was injured, but the one-year-old was taken to Stroger as a precaution due to broken glass in the car.

The outgoing Eisenhower was closed on Independence Boulevard following the incident while police investigated.

No one was in custody Thursday night. Area four detectives are investigating.


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