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Man Who Drove Up To Chicago Skyway Toll Bridge And Stopped Had Been Shot On Dan Ryan; 3-Year-Old In Car With Him Was Not Injured

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A man who stopped on the Chicago Skyway with a gunshot wound Monday night was shot earlier on the Dan Ryan Expressway, Illinois State Police said the following evening.

State police said a 23-year-old man from Itasca was driving south on the Dan Ryan in the local lanes at 61st Street at 8:22 p.m. Monday, when his car was struck by gunfire and he was shot in the leg.

A 3-year-old child was in the car with him at the time, but was not injured, state police said.

Upon realizing he had been shot, the victim got off the Dan Ryan and merged onto the Skyway to escape further gunshots. He made it to the Chicago Skyway Toll Bridge and stopped.

The victim was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, state police said.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or knows about it is asked to call Illinois State Police at (847) 294-4400.


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