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Gunfire On Dan Ryan Expressway Causes Crash That Briefly Closed All Lanes Overnight

CHICAGO (CBS) -- The Dan Ryan Expressway came to a stop Friday night after a car riddled with bullets slammed into a barrier.

Illinois State Police at 11:47 p.m., a vehicle was headed north on the Dan Ryan at 47th Street in the local lanes when someone fired shots at it from another car.

Neither the 38-year-old man driving the car nor his passenger – a 39-year-old man – was injured in the shooting. But the shooting did cause the victims' car to veer off the roadway to the left and strike the concrete median wall on the left side of the roadway.

The driver of the victim car was also arrested on charges of driving under the influence, driving an uninsured motor vehicle, driving on a suspended license, driving too fast for conditions, and improper lane usage.

He was released on a recognizance bond.

All northbound lanes of the expressway were shut down at the scene for investigation at 12:07 a.m., and reopened 50 minutes later.

The Illinois Department of Transportation used tow trucks to block the lanes.

ISP brought out K-9 units to search the sloped grass nearby. They say they found a bullet casing at the scene.

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

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