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Northbound I-57 Shut Down Shut Down Between 159th And 147th After Report Of Shooting

MARKHAM, Ill. (CBS) -- Northbound Interstate 57 was shot down between 159th and 147th streets late Tuesday afternoon, following reports of a shooting.

Illinois State Police said they did not know for sure whether a shooting actually occurred, but they were shutting the expressway down to investigate whether one did.

State Police District Chicago were told by Oak Lawn police about a possible shooting victim at an area hospital. The victim said the shooting happened on the expressway, state police said.

A bullet hole was seen inside the car, which was behind crime scene tape outside the emergency room at Advocate Christ Medical Center late Monday afternoon.


I-57 Ramp Shut Down

An I-57 ramp is shut down at 159th Street in the south suburbs, after a report of a possible shooting. Chopper 2 is over the scene. More:

Posted by CBS Chicago on Tuesday, November 5, 2019

When Chopper 2 arrived at the scene, it appeared that the expressway was open -- though the ramp off I-57 at 159th Street remained closed. But State Police said the full length to 147th Street would be closed for the investigation.

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