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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE REQUESTS THE PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE WITH THE INVESTIGATIONS OF I-57 EXPRESSWAY SHOOTINGS
Chicago, IL – Illinois State Police (ISP) officials continue to investigate two separate shootings, which occurred on Interstate 57 on Monday, February 4th, 2019, resulting in three injured victims, and one fatality.
The first shooting occurred on I-57 northbound, south of 127th Street, at approximately 4:05 p.m., on Monday, February 4, 2019. Three of the four people in the victim vehicle sustained gunshot wounds and were transported to local area hospitals; one victim is currently in stable but critical condition. The ages and genders of the three victims are as follows: thirty-eight year old male (stable but critical condition), fifteen-year-old male, and a twelve-year-old male. There was also an eight-year-old female occupant inside the victim vehicle; the eight-year-old occupant did not sustain any gunshot wounds, but was also transported to a local area hospital. The fifteen, twelve, and eight year old occupants have all been released from the hospital.
The second shooting occurred on I-57 northbound at Cicero Avenue, at approximately 10:02 p.m., on Monday, February 4th, 2019. Upon arrival, officers discovered a female victim (55 YOA) and sole occupant of the vehicle, deceased in the driver’s seat from an apparent gunshot wound.
Based on a preliminary investigation, the shootings are not connected, and are being investigated as two separate incidents. The ISP would like to once again ask anyone who witnessed the shootings or has any knowledge of the shootings to please contact the ISP at 847-294-4400. Callers can remain anonymous.
The public is reminded that all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.