By Mary Chappell
CHICAGO (CBS) — A woman was shot on the Dan Ryan Expressway early Saturday, authorities said.
Illinois State Police said it investigated a shooting in the southbound lanes of the Dan Ryan near 83rd shortly before midnight Friday night. A 23-year-old woman was wounded and taken to an area hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
All southbound lanes of the Dan Ryan were closed at 79th street as police investigated, but lanes were reopened at about 1:40 a.m.
There have been nearly 200 expressway shootings in the Chicago area so far this year, compared to 128 in all of 2020. Illinois State Police last week it would would be increasing the number of evening and overnight patrols on the expressways in response to a surge in violence over the past two years.
Anyone who witnessed or have any knowledge of the shooting is asked to contact the ISP at 847-294-4400. Callers can remain anonymous.
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