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Man Shot In The Face While Driving Semi Tractor On The Dan Ryan

By Mae Rice in News on May 20, 2016 3:12PM

Photo via Bryce Edwards on Flickr

A man was shot in the face while driving a semi tractor on the South Side Dan Ryan Expressway last night. The shooting occurred near 95th Street at roughly 11:50 p.m., Illinois State Police told reporters.

The 68-year-old man was taken to Oak Lawn's Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition. Though no one witnessed the shooting—the man was alone in the vehicle when he was shot—bystanders saw his semi weaving between lanes of traffic shortly afterwards, police said.

Police shut down the stretch of the highway between 87th and 95th streets after the shooting to search for bullet casings, reopening it at roughly 4:30 a.m., police told ABC7. They found at least one shell casing, the Tribune reported.

This is the Chicago area's third expressway shooting this week and the 20th so far this year. On Thursday, a man and a woman were shot, the woman in the head, in a road-rage incident that started on Lake Shore Drive. On Monday, a man and a woman were found fatally shot in an SUV on the Kennedy Expressway, a shooting that has since been ruled a murder-suicide.